African Zoology volume 46, issue 2, P371-377 2011 DOI: 10.3377/004.046.0216 View full text
Denham Parker, Olaf L.F. Weyl, Horst Taraschewski

Abstract: The parasitic gill monogenean Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae is alien to Africa. In an investigation of 227 longfin eel, Anguilla mossambica, and 26 mottled eel, Anguilla marmorata, sampled from four river systems in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, this parasite was only present on the gills of A. mossambica sampled from the Great Fish River system. In the Great Fish River, it infected 73.2% of the sampled population at a mean intensity of 63.8 ± 34.3 parasites per fish. High prevalence and intensity are indica…

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