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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2005, Vol 5, Num, 2     (Pages: 113-117)

Metazoan Parasites of Clarias lazera Valenciennes, 1840 and Carassius carassius (Linnaeus, 1758) from Kepez I Hydro Electric Power Plant Loading Pond, Antalya, Turkey

Erhan Soylu 1 ,Yılmaz Emre 2

1 Vocational School of Technical Sciences, Fisheries Department, Marmara University, 34722 İstanbul, Turkey
2 Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Mediterranean Aquatic Products Research, Production and Training Institute, Antalya, Turkey
Viewed : 4028 - Downloaded : 2822 In this study, metazoan parasites of Clarias lazera and Carassius carassius from Kepez I hydro-electric power plant loading pond were investigated. A total of 38 C. lazera and 89 C. carassius were studied. Fish samples were caught in May, August and November 2003 and February 2004. Quadriacanthus clariadis (Paperna, 1961) (Monogenea), Polyonchobothrium magnum (Zme'ev, 1936) (Cestoidea) and Orientocreadium sp. (Trematoda) were identified in C. lazera. Dactylogyrus vastator (Nybelin, 1924) (Monogenea) and Diplostomum sp. (Trematoda) were identified in C. carassius. Quadriacanthus clariadis and Polyonchobotrium magnum are the first record for Turkey. Keywords : Clarias lazera, Carassius carassius, Monogenoidea, Trematoda, Cestoidea