First record of Philometra ovata (Nematoda) infection in Gobio lozanoi in Portugal
Abstract:Gobio lozanoi, from the River Febros northern Portugal, contained female Philometra ovata in the body cavity causing abdominal swelling. A mild chronic inflammation and some tissue necrosis were observed in infected fish. Significant correlations were found between occurrence of infection and host length, and gonado-somatic index; and between intensity of infection and condition factor.
Document Type: Regular Paper
Affiliations: Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto. R. do Campo Alegre, Edifício FC4, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal
Publication date: December 1, 2008