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, cilt.23, sa.4, ss.201-204, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: BULLETIN OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FISH PATHOLOGISTS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.201-204

Özet

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.