Inland Water Biology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 160–164 | Cite as

Trematode metacercariae from the cranial cavity of African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) from Lake Tana, Ethiopia

Parasitology of Hydrobionts


Metacercariae of two species of trematodes from the fam. Diplostomidae from the cranial cavity of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus are described. The metacercaria Tylodelphys grandis n. sp. is described for the first time. Data are presented on the infection rate of catfishes in Lake Tana.

Key words

Dolichorchis tregenna Tylodephys grandis Clarias gariepinus Trematoda Diplostomidae description Ethiopia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland WatersRussian Academy of SciencesBorokRussia
  2. 2.Bakhir Dar Center of Investigations of Fish and Other Aquatic OrganismsBakhir DarEthiopia

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