Russian Journal of Biological Invasions

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 325–327 | Cite as

First Record of Eustrongylides excisus (Dorylaimea: Dioctophymatidae) in Fish of the Rybinsk Reservoir

  • A. E. ZhokhovEmail author
  • M. N. Pugacheva


The data on the finding of Eustrongylides excisus in the Rybinsk Reservoir (Yaroslavl oblast, Russia) are presented. Larvae-IV were recorded in 2015 in ruff. The appearance of this nematode in the reservoir is associated with the expansion of the range of cormorant, its main definitive host. E. excisus is one more parasite species exhibiting northward expansion in the Volga Basin.


Eustrongylides excisus nematode range expansion fish parasites Volga 



This study was performed within the framework of the state task of the Ministry of Education and Science (project no. 0122-2014-0007).


The paper contains no studies with animals in the experiments carried out by any of the authors.


The authors declare the absence of conflicts of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of SciencesBorokRussia

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