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Parasite infection of 0+ juvenile perch (Perca fluviatilis) in different habitats of reservoir

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Year of publication 2011
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Description In a longitudinal profile of reservoir and its tributary river, parasite abundance and prevalence of dominant (most abundant) species was always higher in the fish from the reservoir compared to the fish from the inflowing river. The fish population from reservoir suffered from the highest total parasite abundance. In the fish population from the outflowing river, digenea B. luciopercae, cestode Proteocephalus spp. and nematode Camallanus spp. reached their lowest prevalence and abundance, whereas acanthocephalan A. lucii reached its highest infection rate. Parasite community structure probably reflected a host diet (intermediate hosts). Between the littoral and pelagial fish subpopulations in reservoir, no difference in parasite abundance was recorded. Relatively higher species richness in the littoral zone corresponds to the high density of many species of fish and intermediate hosts (invertebrates) in this zone.
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