First Record of Six Myxosporean Species (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) in Iraq from Gills of the Mugilid Fish Planiliza abu (Heckel, 1843)

Authors

  • Kefah N. Abdul-Ameer Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Science, University of Baghdad
  • Fatima K. Atwan Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Science, University of Baghdad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37077/25200860.2019.126

Keywords:

Myxozoa, Myxobilatus, Myxobolus, Planiliza abu, Tigris River, Baghdad

Abstract

Sampling of Planiliza abu specimens were done from July 2015 until the end of March 2016, a total of 118 specimens were collected weekly from Tigris River near Al-Graiat region in Baghdad province. The examination of gills of these fishes showed the occurrence of six myxosporean species which were documented for the first time in Iraq. These included: Myxobilatus baicalensis (Dogiel, 1957), Myxobolus bizerti Bahri & Marques, 1996, Mbranchialis (Markevich, 1932), Mchuatsi (Dogiel &Akhmerov in Akhmerov, 1960), Mdermatobius (Ishii, 1916) and Mniei Shul'man, 1962. The description and measurements of these parasites were given as well as their illustrations.

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2019-05-15

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Abdul-Ameer, K. N., & Atwan, F. K. (2019). First Record of Six Myxosporean Species (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) in Iraq from Gills of the Mugilid Fish Planiliza abu (Heckel, 1843). Basrah J. Agric. Sci., 32(1), 47-53. https://doi.org/10.37077/25200860.2019.126

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