First Record of Anisakis simplex Third-Stage Larvae Nematoda, Anisakidae in European Hake Merluccius merluccius lessepsianus in Egyptian WaterReport as inadecuate




First Record of Anisakis simplex Third-Stage Larvae Nematoda, Anisakidae in European Hake Merluccius merluccius lessepsianus in Egyptian Water - Download this document for free, or read online. Document in PDF available to download.

Journal of Parasitology Research - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 9609752, 8 pages -

Research ArticleZoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Cairo 12613, Egypt

Received 9 October 2015; Accepted 22 December 2015

Academic Editor: Tarig B. Higazi

Copyright © 2016 Yasmin Abou-Rahma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The prevalence of infection and the identification of anisakid larvae in European hake Merluccius merluccius lessepsianus from Hurghada City, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, were investigated. Fish samples were collected during the period of February and November 2014. Twenty-two 36.66% out of sixty examined fish specimens were found to be naturally infected with Anisakis type I larvae mostly found as encapsulated larvae in visceral organs. There was a positive relationship between host length-weight and prevalence of infection. Based on morphological, morphometric, and molecular analyses, these nematodes were identified as third-stage larvae of Anisakis simplex. The present study was considered as the first report of anisakid larvae from European hake in the Egyptian water.





Author: Yasmin Abou-Rahma, Rewaida Abdel-Gaber, and Amira Kamal Ahmed

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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