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I. j. Aqua. Anim. Health 2015, 1(1): 79-83 Back to browse issues page
Ectoparasites fauna of goldfish (Carassius auratus) in north Iran
P. Shohreh , S. Mehdizadeh Mood , M. Ghadam , Sh. Shafiei , A. Taheri- Mirghaed , A. Babaalian
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  The present studywas carried out to survey ectoparasites fauna of gold fish (Carassius auratus) in Mazandaran province (Iran) from April 2009 to March 2010. A total of 200 samples were obtained from 10 ornamental fish supply centers and transferred alive to the laboratory. In this study, the following ectoparasites were isolated: Ichthyophthirius multifillis , Trichodina spp., Gyrodactylus spp., Dactylogyrus vastator, Dactylogyrus baueri and Argulus coregoni. The results revealedthat 28.5% of sampled goldfish were infested with ectoparasites .The frequency of protozoan infestations were 15% (9%I. multifillis and 6% Trichodina spp.), the frequency of monogenean ectoparasite was 12.5% (5% Gyrodactylus spp., 5% D. vastator and 2.5% D. baueri) and that of crustaceans (A. coregoni) was 1%. The most frequently reported infestation was due to I. multifillis causative agent of white spot disease.Enhancing the health management through improving water quality and bio-security is the most effective way to prevent the parasite infestations.

Keywords: infestation, goldfish, protozoan, monogenean.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Parasitic Diseases
Received: 2014/08/2 | Accepted: 2014/11/2 | Published: 2015/03/30



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Shohreh P, Mehdizadeh Mood S, Ghadam M, Shafiei S, Taheri- Mirghaed A, Babaalian A. Ectoparasites fauna of goldfish (Carassius auratus) in north Iran. I. j. Aqua. Anim. Health. 2015; 1 (1) :79-83
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