Occurrence of endoparasitic helminths in carp cyprinus carpio from the macha lake fishpond system czechoslovakia
Vestnik Ceskoslovenske Spolecnosti Zoologicke 48(4): 261-278
A survey of the endoparasitic helminths (5 spp. of Trematoda [Sanguinicola inermis, Allocreadium carparum, Phyllodistomum elongatum, Diplostomum spathaceum and Cotylurus pileatus], 5 Cestoda [Proteocephalus percae, Triaenophorus nodulosus, Valipora campylancristrota, Neogryporhynchus cheilancristrotus and Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps], 4 Nematoda [Pseudocapillaria brevispicula, Raphidascaris acus, Contracaecum microcephalum, and Camallanus lacustris], 2 Acanthocephala [Neoechinorhynchus rutili and Acanthocephalus lucii]) found in 124 specimens of carp (C. carpio L.) from the Macha Lake fishpond system (Elbe River basin, northern Bohemia) in Czechoslovakia is presented. In addition to data concerning the prevalence and intensity of infection and the occurrence of these helminths in other fishes of this locality, for some parasites the seasonal changes in the rate of infection, maturation, and the preference to the various size groups of this host are also described. These questions are discussed in relation to the helminth life cycles and ecological conditions in the locality.