Trichodina modesta Lom, 1970 (Ciliophora: Peritrichia) infestations of an endemic Toothcarp Aphanius danfordii Boulenger, 1890 (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae) in Sinop, Turkey

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:Özer, A
Journal:Journal of Natural History
Volume:41
Issue:41-44
Date Published:2007
ISBN Number:0022-2933
Keywords:Meleagris, Meleagris gallopavo, Phasianidae
Abstract:Toothcarp (Aphanius danfordii) were collected from a small stream connected to the Black Sea on the coast of Sinop, Turkey and examined for trichodinids. A total of 156 toothcarp was investigated. Trichodina modesta Lom, 1970 was the only trichodina species recovered. Overall infestation prevalence (%), mean intensity and abundance values were 97.4%, 182.7±22.4 parasites per infested fish, and 178.0±22.0 parasites per examined fish, respectively. Infestation prevalence, mean intensity and abundance values in relation to sampling months, fish size, and sex were also determined and discussed.Toothcarp (Aphanius danfordii) were collected from a small stream connected to the Black Sea on the coast of Sinop, Turkey and examined for trichodinids. A total of 156 toothcarp was investigated. Trichodina modesta Lom, 1970 was the only trichodina species recovered. Overall infestation prevalence (%), mean intensity and abundance values were 97.4%, 182.7±22.4 parasites per infested fish, and 178.0±22.0 parasites per examined fish, respectively. Infestation prevalence, mean intensity and abundance values in relation to sampling months, fish size, and sex were also determined and discussed.
URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00222930701739724
Short Title:Journal of Natural History
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