Helminthes of gobies from the Tuzly?s Lagoons (the north-western part of the Black Sea)
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The round goby Neogobius melanostomus and the grass goby Zosterisessor ophiocephalus are most widespread fishes of the Tuzly?s group salty lagoons - Alibey and Burnas (North-Western part of the Black sea, Ukraine). The helminthofauna of these fishes consists of six species of parasites: Cryptocotyle lingua, C. concavum, Acanthocephaloides propinquus, Telosentis exiguus, Contracaecum microcephalum, and Cucullanellus minutus. Trematods of the genus Cryptocotyle, acanthocephalans A. propinquus, and larvae of nematods C. microcephalum are reported from this water area for the first time; the latter from gobies for the first time. The interrelation between infection of fishes and biology of helminthes and their host is discussed. This is the first study containing the complete information on the parasite fauna of the Lagoons.
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Yuriy Kvach, Department of Zoology, Odessa University Prov. Shampansky 2, 65-058 Odessa, Ukraine