FIRST FINDING OF ENDEMIC LEECH CYSTOBRANCHUS PAWLOWSKII (SKET, 1968), PARASITIZING ONCORHYNCHUS MYKISS (WALBAUM, 1792) FROM FISH FARM IN REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA

Smiljkov, Stoe and Stojanovski, Stojmir and Ilieska, Radmila and Gjorgjioski, Filip and Gusheski, Dimitar and Blazhekovikj - Dimovska, Dijana and Strojmanovska, Biljana (2017) FIRST FINDING OF ENDEMIC LEECH CYSTOBRANCHUS PAWLOWSKII (SKET, 1968), PARASITIZING ONCORHYNCHUS MYKISS (WALBAUM, 1792) FROM FISH FARM IN REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA. 4th International Conference on Parasitology, Prague, Czech Republic.

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Abstract

The endemic leech was found for the first time in 1936, and was named Cystobranchus fasciatus by the scientist Pawlowski. Slovenian biologist B. Sket (1968) fully systematically described and renamed this leech later as Cystobranchus pawlowskii,and placed in endemic leeches belonging to the family Piscicolidae. This endemic leech has been found only in Lake Ohrid so far. It lives on different fish groups from Lake Ohrid (carp, trout, etc.) as parasitic form. In our research study we found in trout fish farm in Tushemisht, R. Albania. It is a first finding of Cystobranchus pawlowskii parasitizing Oncorhynchus mykiss, and causing a massive mortality in fish farm.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Natural sciences > Biological sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Veterinary science
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Dijana Blazhekovikj - Dimovska
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2020 12:46
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2020 12:46
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/6007

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