Infection of Perccottus glenii Dybowski, 1877 (Odontobutidae, Pisces) by parasite Nippotaenia mogurndae Yamaguti et Miyata, 1940 (Nippotaeniidae, Cestoda) through cannibalism

@article{Reshetnikov2011InfectionOP,
  title={Infection of Perccottus glenii Dybowski, 1877 (Odontobutidae, Pisces) by parasite Nippotaenia mogurndae Yamaguti et Miyata, 1940 (Nippotaeniidae, Cestoda) through cannibalism},
  author={Andrey Nikolaevich Reshetnikov and Ekaterina N. Protasova and Sergey G. Sokolov and A. N. Pelgunov and E. L. Voropaeva},
  journal={Russian Journal of Biological Invasions},
  year={2011},
  volume={2},
  pages={46-48}
}
Specific parasite, cestode Nippotaenia mogurndae, can be found in both small and large individuals of the introduced fish Perccottus glenii. This phenomenon is difficult to explain because fish are infected by swallowing plankton crustaceans (copepods). Copepods are consumed by small P. glenii whereas large fish of this species feed on bigger prey. The… CONTINUE READING