First record of Trichophrya intermedia Prost, 1952 (Ciliophora, Suctoria) in Iraq from the Mugilid fish Planiliza abu

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Akeel Mohammad Kadim Al-Musawi

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During the period from April 2016 till the end of July 2016, a total of 39 fish specimens belonging to Planiliza abu from the Babil drainage network Babylon province, were examined for parasites at a laboratory at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Al-Qasim Green University. Trichophrya intermedia Prost, 1952 was recorded for the first time in Iraq from the skin and gills of P. abu. The description and measurements of this parasite were given. With the present record, the number of Trichophrya species reached now three species in fishes of Iraq.

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A. Al-Musawi, “First record of Trichophrya intermedia Prost, 1952 (Ciliophora, Suctoria) in Iraq from the Mugilid fish Planiliza abu”, JUBPAS, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 174 - 178, May 2018.
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