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Vol. 7 Issue 1 June 2016
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A preliminary study on gill parasites of gilthead sea bream Sparusaurata (Linnaeus 1758) (Pisces: Teleostei) from the eastern Tunisian sea-cage aquaculture
Charaf M Rabet, Cherif Ensibi*, Raouf Dhaouadi and Ons Kefidaly Yahia
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Research Article

 

GERF Bulletin of Biosciences

June 2016, 7(1):1-5

Published Online: 30 June 2016

 

 

A preliminary study on gill parasites of gilthead sea bream Sparusaurata (Linnaeus 1758) (Pisces: Teleostei) from the eastern Tunisian sea-cage aquaculture

 

Charaf M Rabet, Cherif Ensibi*, Raouf Dhaouadi and Ons Kefidaly Yahia

 

1National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia, UR 13ES36, Marin Biology, Research group of Oceanography and Plankton: 43, avenue Charles- Nicolle, 1082 Tunis, Tunisia

2Carthage University / BFSA Laboratory / Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, Tunisia

3National veterinary school, Sidi Thabet, Tunisia

 

 

*Corresponding author: cherif.Ensibi@fsb.rnu.tn

 

Abstract

 

Parasites have recently been highlight at serious pathogenic problems in cultured fish. Many of them have long been recognized to have the potential to affect the growth, fecundity and survival of hosts. With the development of marine aquaculture, the importance of parasitic study has become more evident. This study evaluated the occurrence of gill parasites in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata), farmed in the eastern coast of Tunisia. A total of 147 fish were caught in fish farm for parasitological analysis. Out of the total of the fish examined, 11 were parasitized by at least one parasite species. Histological analysis revealed that the gills of Sparus aurata were affected by three different parasites: Monogenea, Ciliophora and Epitheliocystis. This is the first

report of farmed sea bream gill’s parasites in Tunisia.

 

Key Words: Monogenea, Ciliophora, Epitheliocystis, parasites, Sparus aurata, aquaculture

 

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