Scanning Electron Microscopic Studies of Clinostomum tilapiae Ukoli 1960
AbstractClinostomum 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)