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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2020, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Part A

The population of monogeneans on the gills of Sarotherodon galilaeus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) and the impact of abiotic and biotic parameters


Author(s): Magloire Boungou, Yamba Sinaré, Armel Ibala Zamba, Maria J Santos and Gustave B Kabré

Abstract: From March to September 2016, the parasitic fauna of monogenean gill of 116 specimens of Sarotherodon galilaeus caught at Loumbila reservoir was investigated, in rainy and dry seasons. Standard methods of parasitological examination were used for identification of monogenean species. Five parasite species were found: Cichlidogyrus douellouae, C. acerbus, C. halli, C. tilapiae, and Scutogyrus bailloni. Generally, the mean intensities of the different parasite species were very low, except for C. halli, with high mean intensity. From the results obtained, it was observed that the size of fish and host sex do not have (P > 0.05) any influence on parasitism infection. The infection rate of C. douellouae was significantly high in dry season. These results may help to improve strategies in aquaculture management, to reduce potential economic losses of S. galilaeus caused by parasitic infection.

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Magloire Boungou, Yamba Sinaré, Armel Ibala Zamba, Maria J Santos, Gustave B Kabré. The population of monogeneans on the gills of Sarotherodon galilaeus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cichliformes: Cichlidae) and the impact of abiotic and biotic parameters. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2020;8(2):11-17.
International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies