Inland Water Biology

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 492–495 | Cite as

Parasite Fauna of Chinese Sleeper Perccottus glenii Dybowski, 1877 (Actinopterygii, Odontobutidae) in the Point of the Primary Introduction of the Host

  • S. G. SokolovEmail author


A parasitological examination of the Chinese sleeper Perccottus glenii was carried out in the water bodies of St. Petersburg and its environs. Twenty-seven parasite species/taxa have been recorded. Host-specific heteroxenous parasites of the Chinese sleeper were not found; this corresponds to the origin of the local populations of this fish from the aquarium-released specimens.


Perccottus glenii parasites biological invasions Gulf of Finland 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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