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First record of Philometra ovata (Nematoda) infection in Gobio lozanoi in Portugal

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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.

Keywords: Iberian Peninsula; Philometridae; gudgeon; parasites; pathology

Document Type: Regular Paper

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.02063.x

Affiliations: Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto. R. do Campo Alegre, Edifício FC4, 4150-180 Porto, Portugal

Publication date: December 1, 2008

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