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On cestode and digenean parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from the Rietvlei Dam, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Barson, M
dc.contributor.author Avenant-Oldewage, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-20T11:48:44Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-20T11:48:44Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01-23
dc.identifier.citation Avenant-Oldewage, A., & Barson, M. (2006). On cestode and digenean parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from the Rietvlei Dam, South Africa. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 73 (2), 101-110. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2219-0635
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10646/3860
dc.description.abstract Sharptooth catfish, Clarias gariepinus, from the Rietvlei Dam near Pretoria, South Africa were examined for internal platyhelminth parasites. Two adult cestodes, Polyonchobothrium clarias (stomach) (prevalence 71 %, mean intensity = 5, n = 7) and Proteocephalus glanduliger (anterior intestine) (prevalence 14 %, mean intensity = 2, n = 7), were found in the gut while metacercariae of one larval digenean, Ornithodiplostomum sp. (prevalence 14 %, mean intensity = 140, n = 7), were found encysted in the muscles. The morphology of these species, based on light and scanning electron microscopy as well as histological analysis, and how they differ from previously described specimens, are discussed. Ornithodiplostomum is a new record in southern Africa. Infection levels of the host fish were mild compared to records from previous surveys. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship University of Johannesburg (UJ) Water Research Fund for Southern Africa (WARFSA) en_US
dc.language.iso en_ZW en_US
dc.publisher Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research en_US
dc.subject Cestode en_US
dc.subject Clarias gariepinus en_US
dc.subject Digenean en_US
dc.subject Platyhelminth en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject Rietvlei Dam en_US
dc.title On cestode and digenean parasites of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from the Rietvlei Dam, South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.authoremail barson@science.uz.ac.zw en_US


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