Trichodinid ectoparasites (Ciliophora: Peritrichida) of some River Nile fish, Egypt


Four species of trichodinid ectoparasites (Ciliophora: Peritrichida) were collected from the gills of the following River Nile fish in Egypt: Hydrocynus forskalii, Mormyrus kannume, Schilbe mystus. These species are: Trichodina heterodentata Duncan, 1977, Trichodina fahaka sp. n., Trichodinella epizootica Raabe, 1950, Tripartiella dactylodentata sp. n. Photomicrographs and morphometric data are presented for each species. Copyright (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

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Parasitology International