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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2015, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

Studies on aspects of morphometry and enteroparasitic infestation of Sarotherodon galilaeus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cichlidae) in Oba reservoir, Ogbomoso, Nigeria


Author(s): Ajala Olasunmibo Olumuyiwa, Fawole O Olatunde

Abstract: Oba reservoir lies between Latitude 08° 3ˈ N to 08° 12ˈ N and Longitude 004° 6ˈ E to 004° 12ˈ E in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, Nigeria. Investigations were carried out between November 2011 and October 2013. Studies on Morphometry and enteroparasites of Sarotherodon galilaeus (Linnaeus, 1758) were done using standard methods. Investigations revealed the fish had a negative allometric growth and female had a higher length and weight, and were better distributed in the reservoir than males. Condition factor values revealed that the fish lived a robust life in the reservoir. Parasites recovered from the enteron were Neoechinorhynchus rutili, Acanthocentius tilapiae, Clinostomum tilapiae, Procamallanus laevionchus and Paracamallanus cyathopharynx;no parasite was found in the stomach. Enteroparasitic infestation was higher in females than in males and there was no relationship between parasite burden and fish size. Generally, enteroparasitic infestation had an effect on the length – weight relationship of the fish.

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How to cite this article:
Ajala Olasunmibo Olumuyiwa, Fawole O Olatunde. Studies on aspects of morphometry and enteroparasitic infestation of Sarotherodon galilaeus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cichlidae) in Oba reservoir, Ogbomoso, Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2015; 3(2): 184-191.
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