Monogenean parasites in Sparid fish (Pagellus genus) in eastern Algeria coastline


Nouha Kaouachi*, Chahinez Boualleg, Mourad Bensouilah and Bernard Marchand

A spatial distribution study of parasite populations of gills from 540 specimens belonging to Pagellus genus: Pagellus acarne, Pagellus erythrinus and Pagellus bogaraveo (Sparidae) was realized from the eastern Algeria coastline. A preliminary description allows the distinguishing of eight parasite species belonging to two subclasses: Monopisthocotylea and Polyopisthocotylea. Rates of parasite species and parasitic indices of host species were calculated. The study findings show that the parasitic populations vary depending on the site and the host species within the same genus.

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