Occurrence of Unionicola (Pentatax) macani Gledhill (hydrachnellae, acari) in the prosobranch mollusc Lanistes ovum Peters in Ajara Fish Ponds in Badagry, Nigeria

@article{Fashuyi2004OccurrenceOU,
  title={Occurrence of Unionicola (Pentatax) macani Gledhill (hydrachnellae, acari) in the prosobranch mollusc Lanistes ovum Peters in Ajara Fish Ponds in Badagry, Nigeria},
  author={S. A. Fashuyi},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={202},
  pages={171-174}
}
A total of 320 (24%) out of 1,309 specimens of Lanistes ovum collected from Ajara Fish Ponds in Badagry, Nigeria was infected by Unionicola (Pentatax) macani. Infection rates were higher in the dry season than in the rainy season, and ranged between 4% and 49% monthly. The gut contents of Unionicola were found to be mucous materials from the host. The mite did not feed on miracidia of Schistosoma haematobium and did not become established in Bulinus (Physopsis) globosus in the laboratory. 

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