Early infection of discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus altricial larvae by Sciadicleithrum variabilum (Monogenea)
Abstract:The occurrence of Sciadicleithrum variabilum on the gills of discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus larvae 7 days after hatching is reported for the first time. This suggests that altricial larvae are susceptible to Monogenea following gill differentiation and before complete yolk resorption.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Aquaculture, Terzioğlu Campus, 17100 Çanakkale, Turkey 2: Ege University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Aquaculture, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey
Publication date: February 1, 2011