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Comparative parasitic helminth infection between cultured and wild species of Clarias gariepinus in Ilorin, North – Central Nigeria.

Ayanda, Opeyemi Isaac (2008) Comparative parasitic helminth infection between cultured and wild species of Clarias gariepinus in Ilorin, North – Central Nigeria. Comparative parasitic helminth infection between cultured and wild species of Clarias gariepinus in Ilorin, North – Central Nigeria.. 018-021.

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Abstract

A comparative study of the helminth parasites of cultured and wild Clarias gariepinus in Ilorin, North-Central Nigeria was carried out. A total of 320 C. gariepinus (Teugels) comprising 160 samples each of cultured and wild species were collected live from cultured and wild populations between August 2006 and March 2007. Only wild samples had all parasitic helminth infections. Five species of helminth parasites consisting of 2 cestodes, 2 nematodes and 1 acanthocephala were isolated from fish. Total number of helminth parasites recovered in all was eighty-eight. Overall prevalence of infection was 13.75%. The cestodes’ prevalence of infection was 5% (1.25% for Amonotaenia sp and 3.75% for Polyonchobothrium clarias), 6.25 % (5.625% for Paracamallanus sp and 0.625% for Procamallanus laevionchus) for nematodes and the only acanthocephalan (Neochinorhynchus rutili) had a prevalence of 2.5%.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Helminth, parasites, Clarias gariepinus, Ilorin, North-Central Nigeria.
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Isaac Opeyemi Ayanda
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 15:23
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 09:38
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/4674

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