Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 20(2): 85-89, doi: 10.3750/AIP1990.20.2.06
Trypanosoma arabica sp. n. from the freshwater fish Silurus triostegus Heckel in Iraq
expand article infoN.K. Al-Salim, S. Al-Daraji A.M.
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A new species of trypanosome from heart blood film of Silurus triostegus Heckel is found. It is one of four species recorded and described from Al-Hammar marsh, North West of Basrah City. Comparison between the newly found species and that of the existing species is given. The newly found trypanosome is denoted as Trypanosoma arabica sp. n. It is the first trypanosome to be recorded and described from the family Siluridae in Iraq.