A Pathological Case Caused By Philometra Madai Quiazon, Yoshinaga & Ogawa, 2008 (Nematoda: Philometridae) In The Ovary Of The One Spot Snapper Fish Lutjanus Monostigma (Teleostei, Lutjanidae) From The Red Sea | 18440
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A pathological case caused by Philometra madai Quiazon, Yoshinaga & Ogawa, 2008 (Nematoda: Philometridae) in the ovary of the one spot snapper fish Lutjanus monostigma (Teleostei, Lutjanidae) from the Red Sea
spp. (Teleostei, Lutjanidae) rarely recorded as hosts of gonad-infecting species of Philometra Costa, 1845 (Nematoda:
Philometridae). Here, gravid females of Philometramadai Quiazon, Yoshinaga & Ogawa, 2008 which parasitizes the ovary
of the bream Pagrus major (Teleostei, Sparidae) and the only species of the genus described from the Red Sea fishes, is recorded
for the first time from the ovary of the one spot snapper fish
(Teleostei, Lutjanidae). Histopathological
changes in the ovary of this fish associated with this infection were significant, and may thus affect the reproductive potential
and success of the fish.
Mohammed O Al-Jahdali is the Professor of Ecological Physiology at King Abdulaziz University, Dean of Science & Art College Rabigh campus, Saudi Arabia. He
did his PhD from the University of Alabama in 2003 and trained at Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Dauphin Island, AL USA. His research interests are manipulations of
environmental parameters on physiological and ecological functions of biota at Rabigh lagoon at the Red Sea, Saudi Arabia.
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