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Population dynamics of two diplectanid species (Monogenea) parasitising sparid hosts (Sparidae)

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Y Emre, N Emre, A Aydogdu, I Buselic, L Smales, I Mladineo, Lesley WarnerLesley Warner
Economically important sparid fish species, gilthead (Sparus aurata) and white seabream (Diplodus sargus) (Sparidae) are frequently parasitised by diplectanid monogeneans, known to induce severe losses in farming conditions. We have analysed population dynamic of two diplectanid species, Lamellodiscus echeneis and Lamellodiscus ignoratus (Monogenea: Diplectanidae) collected from two bream species in the Beymelek Lagoon (southwest coast of Turkey), comparing it between different host variables (fish size, age and sex) in order to have insight in parasites’ ecology, important for managing parasitosis in the intensive aquaculture system. In seabream (N = 127), L. echeneis prevalence was 46.5 % (exact 95 % confidence limits 38.90-54.14), mean abundance 5.64 (bootstrap 95 % confidence limits 4.20–7.65) and mean intensity 12.14 (bootstrap 95 % confidence limits 9.49–15.59). In white seabream (N = 102), L. ignoratus prevalence was 24.5 % (exact 95 % confidence limits 16.53–34.03), mean abundance 1.73 (bootstrap 95 % confidence limits 0.98–3.21) and mean intensity 7.04 (bootstrap 95 % confidence limits 4.60–11.40). Parasites’ parameters differed only between seasons in both hosts and between age categories in gilthead, but not in white seabream.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

114

Issue

3

Start Page

1079

End Page

1086

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1432-1955

ISSN

0932-0113

Location

Germany

Publisher

Springer

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Parasitology research.