Metacercariae of Bucephalus polymorphus Baer, 1827 described in Knipowitshia caucasica in Egirdir Lake, Turkey


Diler O. , Yildirim U.

BULLETIN OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FISH PATHOLOGISTS, vol.23, no.4, pp.201-204, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FISH PATHOLOGISTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-204

Abstract

During the period from October to December 2001, Bucephalus polymorphus metacercariae were described in a new host, Knipowitshia caucasica from Lake Egirdir. A total of 614 fish were collected and the intensity of invasion varied from 10 to 120 parasites per fish. Prevalence of metacercariae of B.polymorphus was 100%, and encysted metacercariae of B.polymorhus were observed in the muscle of the host. In spite of the high level of infection with metacercariae, mortality was not observed in K. caucasica from the Lake.