Najim Rijab Khamees

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Five species of ergasilids parasitic on the mullet Liza abu (Heckel) in the Shatt Al-Arab River in the south of Iraq are reported. They are: Dermoergasilus varicoleus Ho, Jayarajan & Radhakrishnan, 1992; Ergasilus mosulensis Rahemo, 1982; E. rostralis Ho, Jayarajan & Radhakrishnan, 1992; Mugilicola kabatai Piasecki, Khamees & Mhaisen, 1991; and(More)
The gills of three of five species of mullets (Teleostei: Mugiliformes: Mugilidae) collected from the brackish and fresh waters of southern Iraq were infected with species of Ligophorus (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae) as follows: greenback mullet Chelon subviridis (Valenciennes) infected with Ligophorus lebedevi Dmitrieva, Gerasev, Gibson, Pronkina and(More)
Three parasitic copepods (Siphonostomatoida) belonging to three different genera were recovered from marine fishes of Iraq, and are listed here as new records. The sea lice Caligus epinepheli Yamaguti, 1936 (Caligidae) was collected from the Japanese threadfin bream, Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch). It had been frequently reported from teleost fishes around(More)
Gyrodactylus aff. mugili Zhukov, 1970 (Monogenoidea: Gyrodactylidae) is recorded and described from the gill lamellae of 11 of 35 greenback mullet, Chelon subviridis (Valenciennes) (minimum prevalence 31%), from the brackish waters of the Shatt Al-Arab Estuary in southern Iraq. The gyrodactylid was also found on the gill lamellae of one of eight Speigler's(More)
A new species of bomolochid copepod Nothobomolochus ilhoikimi sp. n., (Cyclopoida), is described based on adult females collected from the gills of hilsa shad Tenualosa ilisha (Hamilton) (Actinopterygii, Clupeidae) captured in waters off Iraq. The new species differs from its congeners by having the following combination of characters in the adult female:(More)
Gyrodactylus aff. mugili Zhukov, 1970 (Monogenoidea: gyrodactylidae) is recorded and described from the gill lamellae of 11 of 35 greenback mullet, Chelon subviridis (Valenciennes) (minimum prevalence 31%), from the brackish waters of the shatt Al-Arab Estuary in southern iraq. the gyrodactylid was also found on the gill lamellae of one of eight speigler’s(More)
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