Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 27(2): 135-144, doi: 10.3750/AIP1997.27.2.09
Ciliates (Ciliophora) parasitic on the gills of the blue bream, Abramis ballerus (L.) from Dąbie Lake (Poland)
expand article infoJ. Wierzbicka
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Parasite fauna of the ciliates inhabiting the gills of the blue bream from D±bie Lake connected with the Odra River estuary, consisted of 5 species, namely: Chilodonella hexasticha, Ch. piscicola, Capriniana piscium, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, Trichodina kupermani. These parasites were recorded for the first time on the blue bream in Poland. T. kupermani is a new species for the Polish fauna, while the blue bream is a new host for C. piscium. The seasonal dynamics of the infection of the fishes with T. kupermani was studied and the detailed measurements of this species are provided.