Fatima Shihab Al-Nasiri

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Larvae (metacercariae) in some species of Diplostomidae (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) inhabit fish eyes and are difficult to identify to species based on morphology. DNA barcoding has clarified the diversity and life cycles of diplostomids in North America, Europe and Africa, but has seldom been used in parasites sampled in large numbers or at large spatial(More)
A survey of gill parasites was conducted in 164 Cyprinion macrostomum (Cyprinidae) collected from the Tigris River at Tikreet city, Salah Al-Deen province, in central Iraq, in 2009-2010. The monogenean Paradiplozoon amurensis Akhmerov, 1974 (Diplozoidae) was observed in the gills of 26.2% of these fishes with a mean intensity of 2.3. This is the first(More)
A new species of monogenean diplozoid, Paradiplozoon iraqensis n. sp., from the gills of Cyprinion macrostomum Heckel from the Tigris River in Tikrit, Iraq is described. P. iraqensis n. sp. is distinguished from other species of the genus by the size of plicae on the fore- and hind body, the number of the branches of the intestinal caecum in fore body,(More)
Abstract: A new species of lamproglenine copepods, Pseudolamproglena boxshalli sp. n., is described from gills of the cyprinid fish Cyprinion macrostomum Heckel from the Tigris River in Tikreet, north of Baghdad, Iraq. This is the second species of Pseudolamproglena from Iraq and the fourth in the world. It differs from its three congeners mainly in the(More)
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