LIGULA INTESTINALIS (L., 1758) INFECTION OF EURYHALINE FISH THE SAND SMELT ATHERINA BOYERI RISSO, 1810
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Keywords

Atherina boyeri
Parasite
Sand smelt
Euryhaline fish
Hirfanlı Reservoir

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Benzar, S. (2020). LIGULA INTESTINALIS (L., 1758) INFECTION OF EURYHALINE FISH THE SAND SMELT ATHERINA BOYERI RISSO, 1810. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 29(1), 1–8. Retrieved from http://pakjmsuok.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/1

Abstract

Ligula intestinalis was found during the parasitological investigations of Atherina boyeri specimens collected from Hirfanlı Reservoir, Turkey. It was found that 0.004% of all individuals were infected by L. intestinalis including 2 female (0.0011% of all individuals) and 5 male (0.0028% of all individuals). It was determined that the length-weight relationship equivalents of infected individuals with the population differed from those of non-infected individuals. The b value of the infected individuals was found to be lower than the b value of the non-infected individuals. It is thought that the results obtained in this study will be beneficial in preserving and improving the ecological potential of the water system.

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