oa South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access - Digenetic trematodes and cestodes of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell. 1822) in Lebowa, South Africa with taxonomic notes

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2410-7220
  • E-ISSN: 2410-8200



Specimens of the freshwater fish Clarias gariepinus belonging to different age groups were sampled seasonally over a period of two years from eight dams and a river, and examined for digenetic and cestode parasites. They were found to be infested with metacercariae of Euclinostomum heterostomum and Diplostomum mashonense, a mature Glossidium pedatum, and two mature cestodes, Polyonchobothrium clarias, and Proteocephalus glanduliger. The prevalence, intensity and mean intensity of each of these parasites is given as well as a review of the taxonomic status of Afromacroderoides lazerae

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