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dc.contributor.authorParker, Denham
dc.contributor.authorWeyl, Olaf Lawrence Friedrich
dc.contributor.authorTaraschewski, Horst
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-24T11:32:04Z
dc.date.available2012-01-24T11:32:04Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationParker, D., Weyl, O.L.F. & Taraschewski, H. (2011) Invasion of a South African Anguilla mossambica (Anguillidae) population by the alien gill worm Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae (Monogenea). African Zoology 46(2): 371-377.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1078
dc.description.abstractThe parasitic gill monogenean Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae is alien to Africa. In an investigation of 227 longfin eel, Anguilla mossambica, and 26 mottled eel, Anguilla marmorata, sampled from four river systems in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, this parasite was only present on the gills of A. mossambica sampled from the Great Fish River system. In the Great Fish River, it infected 73.2% of the sampled population at a mean intensity of 63.8±34.3 parasites per fish. High prevalence and intensity are indicative of a well-established alien invasive parasitic species. Results showing the absence of P. anguillae from the co-occurring but less abundant A. marmorata indicate that this species may be less susceptible to P. anguillae infection.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF)- SA/Germany research cooperation programme (UID 72088). NRF-Incentive Funding for Rated Researchers programme. South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity. DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Joint Research Committee of Rhodes Universityen
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dc.publisherAfrican Zoologyen
dc.relation.ispartofseries46(2)en
dc.subjectinvasiveen
dc.subjectmonogeneansen
dc.subjectlongfin eelen
dc.subjectmottled eelen
dc.titleInvasion of a South African Anguilla mossambica (Anguillidae) population by the alien gill worm Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae (Monogenea)en
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