Author(s): Akinsanya B, Hassan AA, Adeogun AO
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Abstract A total of 362 specimens of the fish Synodontis clarias were randomly selected and subjected to parasitological examination for helminth parasites. They were collected over a period of one year from Lekki lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria. The prevalence of gastrointestinal infection was 38.7\%. The helminth worms found include two cestodes, Proteocephalus spp., Wenyonia acuminata, and a nematode species, Raphidascaroides. Male specimens (196) presented a higher rate of infection (37.8\%) than female specimens (166) which showed a rate of 23.5\%. The overall worm burden was high (678) and it was independent of fish sex and fish size.
This article was published in Rev Biol Trop
and referenced in Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development