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A NOTE ON THE PRESENCE OF PHILOMETRID FISH PARASITES IN ROMANIA, WITH EMPHASIS ON Philometroides sanguineus (Rudolphi, 1819)

Published in AgroLife Scientific Journal, Volume 9, Number 2
Written by Mala-Maria STAVRESCU-BEDIVAN, Gina VASILE SCĂEŢEANU

In February 2020, the nematode Philometroides sanguineus was detected in Carassius gibelio collected from Razim Lake and sold for human consumption at a fish market in Bucharest. Along with a parasitological examination, biometric information for the sample of Prussian carp was recorded. The features of philometrid adult females on their host were compared with similar studies. The size, body color, location site of attachment and seasonality of parasite occurrence were in agreement with previous reports of this nematode species. Also, a review of scientific and grey databases concerning species of Philometra Costa, 1845 and Philometroides Yamaguti, 1935 genera parasitising ichthyofauna of Romania was made. To our knowledge, after the source provided by Cojocaru (2010) this paper highlights for the second time in Romanian parasitological literature the use of scientific name Philometroides sanguineus. However, the adopted synonyms and the site of infection recorded by other authors suggest an earlier presence of this helminth species in gibel (Prussian) and crucian carps from various freshwater resources of Romania.

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