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International Journal of Zoology and Applied Biosciences

Year : 2019 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 227-230

doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3549080

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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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cymotho aexigua, New Calabar-Bonny River, Parasites, Pomadasys jubelini, Tongue.