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Volume 61, Issue 1


Occurrence and morphogenetic characteristics of Gyrodactylus (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from a rainbow trout farm (Lake Ladoga, Russia)

Evgeny Ieshko
  • Institute of Biology, Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkinskaya St. 11, 185910, Petrozavodsk, Russia
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/ Yulia Barskaya
  • Institute of Biology, Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkinskaya St. 11, 185910, Petrozavodsk, Russia
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/ Aleksey Parshukov
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Published Online: 2015-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0020


Gyrodactylus parasite infected juveniles on rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792) from a fish farm in Lake Ladoga were investigated. The observed cases of infection in fish featured a high prevalence, when almost all of the fish were infected. However, if an outbreak of the monogenean infection is observed in spring, the intensity of the infection may be low, and when the infection occurs in the ice-covered period (late autumn - winter), the number of parasites on the fins of a single fish may exceed 3000 specimens. Molecular identification of the parasite demonstrated that the infecting clone was identical with rainbow trout specific strain of Gyrodactylus salaris RBT widely spread in Northern Europe, but a small proportion of the parasites were the hybrid clone Gyrodactylus pomeraniae x G. lavareti. Morphological variations of hooks and other opisthaptor parts in the monogenean Gyrodactylus depending on the intensity of infection in rainbow trout were demonstrated.

Keywords : Gyrodactylus clones; cage aquaculture; rainbow trout


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About the article

Received: 2014-07-09

Revised: 2014-07-09

Accepted: 2015-10-12

Published Online: 2015-12-30

Published in Print: 2016-01-01

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 61, Issue 1, Pages 151–157, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2016-0020.

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