Common sculpin Cottus gobio as a natural paratenic host of Proteocephalus longicollis (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae), a parasite of salmonids, in Europe.

@article{Moravec2001CommonSC,
  title={Common sculpin Cottus gobio as a natural paratenic host of Proteocephalus longicollis (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae), a parasite of salmonids, in Europe.},
  author={Franti{\vs}ek Moravec},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={155-8}
}
Common sculpins Cottus gobio L. (Pisces: Cottidae), from the Mlýnský Brook near Ceské Zleby in the Sumava National Park, southwestern Bohemia, Czech Republic, were found to harbour in their intestines juvenile cestodes Proteocephalus longicollis (Zeder, 1800), a common parasite of holarctic salmonids, with a prevalence of 60% and intensity of 1 to 11 (mean 5) parasites per fish; undoubtedly, these prey fish serve as paratenic hosts. In this locality, the definitive host of P. longicollis is the… CONTINUE READING
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