International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences
Year : 2019 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 227-230
Parasites of the grunt Pomadasys jubelini in the New Calabar-Bonny River, Rivers State, Nigeria
Marian O. Agbugui and Sunny J. Oniye
Received on: 08/16/2019
Revised on: 10/25/2019
Accepted on: 10/27/2019
Published on: 10/31/2019
Marian O. Agbugui and Sunny J. Oniye( 2019).
Parasites of the grunt Pomadasys jubelini in the New Calabar-Bonny River, Rivers State, Nigeria. International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences, 4( 5), 227-230.
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Pomadasys jubelini collected twice monthly from June 2011 to May 3013 from the New Calabar-Bonny River were examined for parasites. The fish species sampled were caught using calabashes, traps, gill nets and hooks and lines. No ectoparasite was found on the outer surface of the fish, while the only endoparasite found was the Cymotho aexigua in the mouth of the fish. Out of the 202 samples obtained only 46 (22. 77%) had parasites. The tongue-parasite C. exigua was found to parasitize P. jubelini in the New Calabar Bonny River.
Cymotho aexigua, New Calabar-Bonny River, Parasites, Pomadasys jubelini, Tongue.