DIGENEAN TREMATODES OF FISH IN THE WATERS OFF GÖKÇEADA, THE AEGEAN SEA, TURKEY

Digenean trematodes of fish in the waters off Gökçeada, the Aegean Sea, Turkey

Ahmet Akmirza

Faculty of Fisheries, Istanbul University, Ordu St., No: 200, 34470, Laleli, Istanbul, TURKEY

Abstract

In the present study, a total of 50 marine fish species were examined for parasites and a total of 22 digenean species (Anisocladium fallax, Stephanostomum minutum, Bucephalus varicus, Prosorynchus crucibulum, Anoiktostoma coronatum, Paracryptogonimus aloysiae, Baciger israelensis, Tergestia laticollis, Steringotrema pagelli, Schikhobalotrema, Aphanurus stossichi, Lecithochirium fusiforme, Lecithocladium exicum, Holorchis pycnoporus, Lepocreadium album, Opechono ollsoni, Mesometra orbicularis, Elstia stossichianum, Helicometra fasciata, Opecoeloides furcatus, Pachycreadiıum carnosum, Bathycreadium sp.) belonging to ten families (Acanthostomidae, Bucephalidae, Cryptogonimidae, Faustulidae, Fellodistomidae, Haplosplanchnidae, Hemiuridae, Lepocreadiidae, Mesometridae, Opecoelidae) were identified in 19 fish species.

Keywords: Digenea, fish parasites, Gökçeada

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