[Home ] [Archive]    
:: Main :: About :: Current Issue :: Archive :: Search :: Submit ::
:: Volume 12, Issue 3 (7-2013) ::
IJFS 2013, 12 Back to browse issues page
Investigation of a parasitic outbreak of Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus (Crustacea: Copepoda) in Cyprinid fish from Choghakhor lagoon
M. Raissy * , H. R. Sohrabi , M. Rashedi , M. Ansari
, mehdi.raissy@iaushk.ac.ir
Abstract:   (5913 Views)
The main objectives of this study were to study the parasitic infestation of Lernaea cyprinacea in 4 cyprinids from the Choghakhor Lagoon, Chaharmahal - Bakhtyari Province, west of Iran. A total of 180 cyprinids including Cyprinus carpio (n=101), Carassius auratus (n=47), Capoeta aculeata (n=10) and Alburnus alburnus (n=22) caught, and were studied for Lernaea cyprinacea infestation. Prevalence (C. carpio 61.4, C. auratus 87.2, C. aculeata 70 and A. alburnus 68.2), intensity of infection (C. carpio range 1 to 5, mean 2.1 C. auratus range 1 to 6, mean 1.9 C. aculeata range 1 to 5, mean 2.4 A. alburnus range 1 to 2, mean 1.1), and abundance (C. carpio 1.3, C. auratus 1.6, C. aculeata 1.7 and A. alburnus 0.8) varied with the fish species. A statistically significant difference was found between infestation by L. cyprinacea and fish species (p=0.01), although no statistically significant difference was found between infestation and weight, length and age of the studied fishes (p>0.05). The prevalence was also significantly different (p=0.0) in studying seasons. Population dynamics of L. cyprinacea on fish hosts was studied. The results show that the preferred site of the parasite was body lateral surfaces followed by caudal , dorsal , pectoral and anal fins (P=0.0).
Keywords: Lernaea cyprinacea, Fish parasite, Choghakhor Lagoon, Iran
Full-Text [PDF 287 kb]   (2564 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Orginal research papers | Subject: fish disease
Received: 2013/07/28
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

Write the security code in the box >


XML     Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Raissy M, Sohrabi H R, Rashedi M, Ansari M. Investigation of a parasitic outbreak of Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus (Crustacea: Copepoda) in Cyprinid fish from Choghakhor lagoon. IJFS. 2013; 12 (3) :680-688
URL: http://jifro.ir/article-1-1102-en.html


Volume 12, Issue 3 (7-2013) Back to browse issues page
مجله علوم شیلاتی ایران Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 31 queries by YEKTAWEB 3701