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Endoparasites of the fresh water fish Liza abu in Mosul, Iraq

Author(s): A. F. Al-Taee

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 22 (Arabic);
Issue: 1;
Start page: 25;
Date: 2008;
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Through examination of 176 samples of the fresh water fish Liza abu obtained from Tigers River in Mosul city 2005, the percentage of total internal parasites infection was 57.38%. They were the trematode larval stage Diplostumum spathaecum 44.88%; the cestode larval stage of Ligula intestinalis 32.95%, oocyst of Cryptosporidium spp. 28.97%, oocyst of Eimeria spp. 23.29%. Cryptosporidium was recorded for the first time in Mosul city during examination of intestinal contents. They appeared after staining with modified Zeihl- Neelsen as bright red spherical oocysts with a diameter of 3-7 ยต. The effect of season on types of infection was also studied.
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