Parasite fauna of introduced pumpkinseed fish Lepomis gibbosus: first British record of Onchocleidus dispar (Monogenea).

@article{Hockley2011ParasiteFO,
  title={Parasite fauna of introduced pumpkinseed fish Lepomis gibbosus: first British record of Onchocleidus dispar (Monogenea).},
  author={Frances A Hockley and Chris F. Williams and Amy J. Reading and Nick Taylor and Joanne Cable},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2011},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={65-73}
}
A survey of pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus from a stillwater fishery in southern England revealed infections by the ancyrocephalid monogenean Onchocleidus dispar at 100% prevalence. Host specificity of O. dispar to North American centrarchid fish suggests that it is a non-native parasite, introduced to Britain with L. gibbosus. Mean intensity of O. dispar was… CONTINUE READING