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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 93-96
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.013


The Parasitic Fauna of the Exotic Fish Tilapia zillii in the Middle and South of Iraq
Mohammad K. Mohammad*
Iraq Natural History Museum, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
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Abstract:

A collection of Redbelly Tilapia Tilapia zillii collected from the middle and south regions of Iraq was examined for their parasites. A larval form of Contracaecum sp. with infection rate of 0.07% and protozoa cysts with infection rate of 1.4% were recovered from the visceral cavity and intestine of the fish respectively. The results were discussed with pertinent literature. The cysts could not be identified and more future work is needed to clarify their situation. Neither blood parasites nor ectoparasites were detected in this collection.


Keywords: Tilapia zilli, Parasitic fauna, Contracaecum sp., Iraq.
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Mohammad K. Mohammad. 2016. The Parasitic Fauna of the Exotic Fish Tilapia zillii in the Middle and South of Iraq.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 93-96. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.013