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A preliminary study on some larval trematodes parasites of marine snail Cerithidea cingulata (Gmelin, 1791) in Al-Faw Bay, South of Iraq

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Sabeeh H AL-Mayah, Murtatha YM AL-Abbad, Osamah A AL-Sreeh

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 4), 378-386, October 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.4.378-386


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An examination of 500 snails (265 males and 235 females) of Cerithidea cingulata (Gmelin, 1791) collected from Al- Faw Port on the coast of the Arabian Gulf showed that they were infected with five species of larval trematodes of belong to the families : Schistosomatidae (5.3%) and Cyathocotylidae(47.7%) Haplosplanchnidae (21%), Echinostomatidae (8.3%) and Microphallidae (15.6%). The number of infected snails was 337 and the total infection rate was 67.4%, with 196 infected males (73%), 141 females (60%) and mixed infections were in 39 snails (11%) while the rest had a single infection.


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A preliminary study on some larval trematodes parasites of marine snail Cerithidea cingulata (Gmelin, 1791) in Al-Faw Bay, South of Iraq

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