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

Sabeeh H. AL-Mayah, Murtatha Y.M. AL-Abbad, Osamah A. AL-Sreeh
Int. J. Biosci.16( 2), 464-474, February 2020.
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An examination of 500snails(265 males and 235 females)of Cerithidea cingulata(Gmelin, 1791) collected fromAl- Faw Port on the coast of the  Arabian Gulf  showed that they were infected with five species oflarval trematodesof 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 and mixed infections werein 39snails (11%) while the rest hada singleinfection.


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