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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2018, Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part C

Determination of common external parasites of Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus in Bauchi metropolis


Author(s): Idoko AF, Garba AM and Mukhtar AH

Abstract: Present study was conducted to determine the common external parasite of fish species in three markets of Bauchi metropolis. A total of 120 fishes were used for the experiment. 20 Clarias gariepinus and 20 Oreochromis niloticus were collected from Yelwa Tudu, Wunti, and Muda lawal markets. Morphometric data as well as laboratory examination for common external parasites was conducted. Result obtained showed Yelwa market had the highest prevelent rate of infestation on both species. Wunti and Muda Lawal market recorded the lowest rate on Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus respectively. Trichodina spp., Epistylis spp., Ichthyophthirius multifiliis and Gyrodactylus spp. were found on gills, fins and skin of the two fish species examined. Ichthyophthirius multifiliis had the highest prevalent rate of 14 and 11 in both species while Gyrodactylus spp. recorded the lowest prevalent rate of 5 and 8 respectively. There was no significant difference among the fish species examined.

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How to cite this article:
Idoko AF, Garba AM, Mukhtar AH. Determination of common external parasites of Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus in Bauchi metropolis. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2018;6(6):199-202.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies