International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies
2018, Vol. 6, Issue 4, Part G
Parasite prevalence of Synodontis membranaceus from Lower River BenueAuthor(s):
SG Solomon, S Omeji and Attai AFAbstract:
Parasite prevalence of 120 samples of Synodontis membranaceus
from Lower River Benue was investigated for eight months (July 2016 - February 2017). 690 Parasites comprising Eutrongylides excisus, Eustrongylides tubifex, Capillaria philipinensis, Contracaecum sp., Camallanus sp.
(nematode), Cryptobia iubilans
and Trichodina sp.
(protozoa) were isolated and identified from 73(60.83%) hosts examined. Of the parasites encountered, nematodes was more prevalent (93.19%) compared to protozoa (6.81%). Seasonal variation of parasite existed, being more prevalent in the dry season (47.28%) than the rainy season (46.96%). Male samples had higher percentage parasite infestation than the female in both rainy and dry seasons. All parasites encountered were isolated from the stomach, intestine and gills. No parasite was found on the skin, liver and kidney. Of the body parts, intestine recorded the highest percentage parasite infestation (62.60%) while gills had the least (1.59%).Pages: 551-555 | 170 Views 6 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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SG Solomon, S Omeji and Attai AF. Parasite prevalence of Synodontis membranaceus from Lower River Benue. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies. 2018; 6(4): 551-555.