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Helminth parasites of digestive tract of some teleost fish caught in the Dardanelles at Çanakkale, Turkey

1Can High School, Çan-Çanakkale, Turkey

2Depart of Zoology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, Sw7 5BD, UK

3Biology Department, Faculty of Science and Arts, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey

4Biology Department, Faculty of Science-Art Balıkesir, University, Balikesir, Turkey

5Biology Department of Faculty of Science-Art, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey

6Barbaros Mah., 4.Sokak, 7/2 Bağcılar, İstanbul, Turkey

7Biology Department, Faculty of Science-Art, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Çanakkale, Turkey

© 2007 Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Helminthologia. Volume 44, Issue 4, Pages 217–221, ISSN (Online) 1336-9083, ISSN (Print) 0440-6605, DOI: 10.2478/s11687-007-0035-3, December 2007

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In this study the following parasites were found in fishes from the Dardanelles at Çanakkale: Cestoda: Bothriocephalus scorpii, Grillotia sp. and Scolex pleuronectis in Solea solea; Digenea: Ectenurus lepidus, Prodistomum polonii and Monascus filiformis in Trachurus trachurus, Hemiuridae metacercaria in S. solea, Lecithocladium excisum in Scomber scombrus, Lecithostaphylus retroflexus in Belone belone, Opechona bacillaris in Pomatomus saltatrix and S. scombrus and Schikhobalotrema sparisomae in Liza saliens; Nematoda: Hysterothylacium aduncum in T. trachurus, S. solea, Sparus aurata, P. saltatrix, L. saliens and Engraulis encrasicolus and Anisakis simplex in S. scombrus; Acanthocephala: Neoechinorynchus agilıs in L. saliens. No parasites were recovered from Sardinella aurita. Most of these species are well known in both the Mediterranean and Black Seas, but the Dardanelles appears to be the limit of the range of Anisakıs simplex.

Keywords: teleost fish; Dardenelles; endohelminths

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