Vol. 13,No. 2, April 2014
Occurrence and intensity of parasites in Prussian carp, Carassius gibelio from Anzali wetland, South
Description: 1-National Inland Water Aquaculture Research Institute, P.O. Box: 66, Anzali, Iran 2-Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, P.O. Box: 1144, Sowmeh Sara, Iran 3- Iranian Fisheries Research Organization, P.O. Box: 13185-116, Tehran, Iran 4- Islamic Azad University-Lahijan Branch P.O. Box: 1616, Lahijan, Iran. *Corresponding author Email: javad_daghigh@yahoo.com
The aim of this study was to detect the occurrence of parasites in Prussian carp, Carassius gibelio as the most important alien fish in Anzali international wetland. This undesirable fish was introduced accidentally to Iran with Chinese carp fries which imported to the country during the last decades and then acceded to Anzali wetland. Today this fish has significant stocks in Anzali wetland; but there have been limited studies about the parasites of this fish in Anzali wetland. During this study a total of 90 Prussian carp were collected by electrofishing and gillnets from April through July 2012. After recording biometric characteristics, common necropsy and parasitology methods were used. A total of 2715 individuals out of 11 parasite species were recovered. Parasitofauna consisted of: two protozoans, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis and Trichodina sp.; one nematode, Raphidascaris acus; one trematode, Diplostomum spathaceum; six monogeneans, Dactylogyrus formosus, Dactylogyrus dulkeiti, Dactylogyrus baueri, Dactylogyrus arquatus, Dactylogyrus inexpectatus and Gyrodactylus kobayashii; and one crustacean, copepodid stage of Lernaea cyprinacea. The monogeneans had the highest prevalence values (88.89%). The occurrence of D. inexpectatus in C. gibelio is reported for the first time in Iran.

Monday 4 May 2015
Author: Daghigh Roohi, J.1*; Sattari, M.2; Nezamabadi, H.3; Ghorbanpour, N.4
KeyWord: Prusian carp, Carassius gibelio, parasites, Anzali wetland, Caspian Sea
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