Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 10(2): 45-58, doi: 10.3750/AIP1980.10.2.05
Parasitic fauna of European blue whiting, Micromesistius poutassou (Risso, 1810)
expand article infoW. Kusz, A. Treder
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Parasitologic analyses were made on three samples of European blue whiting, Micromesistius poutassou (Risso, 1810). The first sample was made up by whole individuals caught off the Faeroes Is., the second contained viscera of the Norwegian Sea blue whiting, and the third-beheaded blue whiting examined on board during the cruise. Nine parasitic species (1 protozoan, 1 monogenean trematode, 5 cestodes, and 2 nematodes) were found. Invasion intensity and incidence as well as the parasites location in hosts were determined. Three species are considered pathogenetic for man.;