Parasites of some bonyfish species from the Boojagh wetland in the southwest shores of the Caspian Sea

Authors

1 Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Natural Resources, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan Branch, Lahijan, Iran.

2 Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Natural Resources (Guilan University), Sowmehsara, Iran.

3 Inland waters Aquaculture Institute, Bandar Anzali, Iran.

4 Dept. of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Natural Resources, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan Branch, Lahijan, Iran. *Corresponding author’s E-mail: h_khara1974@yahoo.com

Abstract

The Boojagh international wetland with a surface area of 80 hectares and 25 fish species is located in the southwest shores of the Caspian Sea (Guilan province, Iran), but there is no report about fish parasites in this wetland. In the present study, a total of 553 individuals of 8 fish species including Cyprinus carpio (n=71), Abramis bjoerkna (n=153), Carassius auratus gibelio (n=89), Esox lucius (n=39), Rutilus rutilus caspius (n=36), Rutilus frisii kutum (n=81), Scardinius erythrophthalmus (n=119) and Tinca tinca (n=4), were collected in October 2001 through November 2003. Eight parasite species were identified in the fishes consisting of 1 nematode: Raphidascaris acus (in E. lucius and S. erythrophthalmus); 1 cestode: Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps (in R. rutilus caspius and C. carpio); 2 digenean trematodes: Asymphylodora tincae (in T. tinca) and Diplostomum spathaceum (in all of the fish species except for T. tinca and S. erythrophthalmus); 2 monogenean trematodes: Tetraonchus monenteron (in E. lucius) and Dactylogyrus sp. (in C. carpio, A. bjoerkna and C. auratus gibelio); 1 crustacean: Lernaea cyprinacea (in A. bjoerkna, T. tinca and R. rutilus caspius) and 1 leech : Piscicola sp. (in R. rutilus caspius and C. carpio). The occurrence of R. acus in S. erythrophthalmus and also that of C. fimbriceps in R. rutilus caspius are reported for the first time as new host records.
 
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Amlacher, E., (1992). Taschenbuch der Fischkrankheiten. Gustav Fischer Verlag, Stuttgart.

 

Bush, A. O., Lafferty, K. D., Lotz, J. M., & Shostak, A. W., (1997). Parasitology meets ecology on its own terms: Margolis et al. Revisited. Journal of Parasitology, 83. 575-583

 

Karanis, P., Taraschewiski, H., (1993). Host-Parasite interface of Caryophyllaeus laticeps (Eucestoda: Caryophyllidae) in three species of fish, Journal of Fish Diseases, 16: 371-379

 

Kagel, M., Taraschewiski, H., (1993). Host-Parasite interface of Diplozoon paradoxum (Monogenea) in naturally infected bream, Abramis brama (L.), Journal of Fish Diseases, 16: 501-506

 

Khara, H., Sattari, M., Nezami, S.,Mirhasheminasab, S.F, Mousavi, S.A., (2005). Parasites of some bonyfishes in Amirkelayeh wetland from the southwest of the Caspian Sea, 12th EAFP

 

International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shelfish, Copenhagen, Denmark Magurran, A. D., (1996). Ecological diversity and its measurement, Chapman and Hall, London.

 

Moravec, F., (1994). Parasitic Nematodes of Freshwater Fishes of Europe, Kluwer Academic publishers, pp. 172-173, 195-198, 377-380, 396-399.

 

Sattari, M., (1996). Parasites of some bonyfish species of Anzali wetland from the southwest of the Caspian Sea [In Persian], Report to the University of Guilan, Iran, pp. 45-50.

 

Sattari, M., (1999). Parasites of sturgeons (Chondrostei: Acipenseridae) from the southwest of the Caspian Sea [In: Persian], Ph.D Dissertation, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Tehran, Iran, 280p.

 

Sattari, M., Khara, H., Nezami, S., Roohi, J.D., Shafii, S. (2005). Occurrence and intensity of some nematodes in the bonyfish species of the Caspian Sea and its Basin, Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 25 (4): 166-178.

 

 Stoskopf, M.K., (1993), Fish Medicine, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp: 52-63 Yamaguti, S., 1961. The nematodes of vertebrate, Part I, II. Systema helmintum III, Interscience publisher, New York, London, 1261 pp.