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Volume 43, Issue 3 (Jun 2006)


Digenetic trematodes of some teleost fish off the Mudanya Coast (Sea of Marmara, Turkey)

M. Oguz
  • Biology Department, Faculty of Science and Art, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey
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/ R. Bray
  • Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK
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Published Online: 2006-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11687-006-0030-0


A total of 200 fishes belonging to nine species were sampled from the Sea of Marmara. Thirteen trematode species were recorded in the intestine of these hosts: Helicometra fasciata and Diphterostomum brusinae in Zosterisessor ophiocephalus; Monascus filiformis in Trachurus trachurus; Dicrogaster purpusilla, Schikhobalotrema sparisomae and Sacccocoelium obesum in Liza saliens; Macvicaria alacris, H. fasciata and Gaevskajatrema perezi in Symphodus tinca; Anisocladium fallax and A. capitellum in Uranoscopus scaber; Stephanostomum caducum in Merluccius merluccius; Bucephalus marinus, Stephanostomum gaidropsari and H. fasciata in Gaidopsarus mediterraneus; H. fasciata in Scorpaena scrofa and Gobius cobitis.

Keywords: helminths; Digenea; Mudanya; Sea of Marmara; Turkey

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