Scanning Electron Microscopic Studies of Clinostomum tilapiae Ukoli 1960

  • SA Agbede Department of Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria
  • AO Adeyemo Department of Wildlife & Fisheries Management, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria
  • VO Taiwo Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Nigeria
Keywords: Metacercaria, ultrastructural features, Oreochronis niloticus, Clinostomum tilapiae

Abstract

Clinostomum tilapiae metacercariae, commonly found on tilapia species, was studied at the ultrastructural level using the scanning electron microscope. These parasites were collected from the skin, pharyngeal region and body cavity of cultured tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus obtained from fish ponds around Oyo State. The SEM of the parasite portray a detailed external features specifying possible identification tools rather than normal light microscopic line drawings.

Key Words: Metacercaria, ultrastructural features, Oreochronis niloticus, Clinostomum tilapiae

Trop. Vet. Vol.22: (1) 4-6 (2004)
Published
2004-09-24
Section
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