RECORDING OF THE MONOGENETIC TREMATODE SILURODISCOIDESMEDIACANTHUS (ACHMEROW, 1952) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN IRAQ ON THE GILLS OF THE CYPRINID FISH BARBUS LUTEUS

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RECORDING OF THE MONOGENETIC TREMATODE SILURODISCOIDESMEDIACANTHUS (ACHMEROW, 1952) FOR THE FIRST TIME IN IRAQ ON THE GILLS OF THE CYPRINID FISH BARBUS LUTEUS



Kefah N. Abdul-Ameer
Aisha S. Obaid
Department of Biology, College of Education (Ibn Al-Haitham),University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq


ABSTRACT

This paper describes the first occurrence of the monogenetic trematode Silurodiscoides mediacanthus (Achmerow, 1952) in Iraq from gills of the cyprinid fish Barbus luteus from Diyala river, Diyala province, Iraq. The description and measurements of this parasite were given. In addition, key for the identification of the three species of Silurodiscoides, so far recorded from freshwater fishes of Iraq, is included.





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