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Four New Records of Trematodes from the Indian Mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier, 1816) from the Yemeni Coastal Waters of the Red Sea
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Ali Bannawi Al-Zubaidy, Department of Biology, Zabid Education College, Hodeidah University, Hodeidah, Yemen.
Furhan Thumad Mhaisen, Tegnervägen 6B, 641 36 Katrineholm, Sweden.
Inspection of 182 specimens of the Indian mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta from the Red Sea, Yemeni coastal waters revealed their infection with four trematodes. These were: Aponurus laguncula Looss, 1907; Lecithocladium excisum (Rudolphi, 1819) Lühe, 1901; Opechona bacillaris (Molin, 1859) Dollfus, 1927 and Prodistomum orientale (Layman, 1930) Bray & Gibson, 1990. These parasites were fully described and illustrated. Details on the parasitic indexes (prevalence, mean intensity and mean abundance of infection) for each parasite were demonstrated. All these trematodes are reported here for the first time from the Yemeni coastal waters of the Red Sea.
Trematoda, Rastrelliger kanagurta, Red Sea, Yemen
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