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Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2005, 156-160
Pedro A. Maillo(1,2), Maria A. Vich(1,2), Humbert Salvado(1,2), Adam Marques(3) and Maria P. Gracia(1,2)* - Parasites of Anguilla anguilla (L.) from three coastal lagoons of the River Ebro delta (Western Mediterranean)

(1)Department of Animal Biology, Faculty of Biology, Barcelona University, Av. Diagonal 645, 08028 Barcelona; (2)Centre de Referencia de Recerca i Desenvolupament en Aquicultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Spain; (3)Department of Biology, Ecology and Environment, Montpellier II University, Montpellier, France
*Corresponding author: pgracia@porthos.bio.ub.es
Data are presented on the parasite fauna of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla (L.) in three coastal lagoons of the Ebro delta (NE Spain). Ten parasite species were found, four protozoans: Eimeria anguillae, Trichodina pediculus, Myxidium giardi and Myxobolus sp.; five helminths: Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae, Deropristis inflata, Bothriocephalus claviceps, Proteocephalus macrocephalus, Anguillicola crassus and one crustacean: Ergasilus gibbus. The highest prevalences were reported for P. anguillae 84.6%, M. giardi 44.4% and A. crassus 30.8%. Helminth communities were dominated by monogenean P. anguillae. These communities were compared with those from other European coastal lagoons.
KEY WORDS: Protozoan and metazoan parasites, fish, Anguilla anguilla, Ebro delta lagoons, Spain

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