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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2016, Vol. 4, Issue 5, Part I

A survey on endo-parasites of Clarias gariepinus in some selected fish farms in Owerri west local government area of Imo state, Nigeria


Author(s): Okoye Uzodinma O, Ndupuh EE and Adeleye SA

Abstract: The present study was carried out in three different pond locations in Owerri West (namely Beliorck aquatic limited Obinze as Pond A, Eddvic integrated farm limited Ihiagwa as Pond B and Urban fish farm Avu as Pond C), to identify, determine and compare the prevalence of Endo-parasites of Clarias gariepinus. Of the 60 Clarias gariepinus samples analyzed and examined for Endo-parasites by taking a smear of their internal organs for examinations using staining method (Giemsa stain), 5 Endo-parasites were identified and isolated belonging to 3 taxas namely Nematode: Contracaecum sp (11.67%), Camallanus sp (48.33%), Protozoa: Cryptobia iubilans (40%), Trypanosoma sp (35%), Acanthocephalans: Acanthocephalus sp (21.67%). Pond C was found to harbour higher number of Endo-parasites than pond A and pond B. The intestine, stomach, liver and kidney were examined for Endo-parasites of which the stomach (with Pond A 60%, Pond B 40% and Pond C 80%) accounted as the organs with the most Endo-parasitic invasion. Bigger fishes were observed to harbor higher Endo-parasites than the smaller ones.

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Okoye Uzodinma O, Ndupuh EE and Adeleye SA. A survey on endo-parasites of Clarias gariepinus in some selected fish farms in Owerri west local government area of Imo state, Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2016; 4(5): 624-631.
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