Dijana Blazhekovikj – Dimovska, Stojmir Stojanovski, Stoe Smiljkov
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The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of parasites of the class Cestoda in farmed common carp from the cyprinid aquaculture facilities in Macedonia. The representatives of the class Cestoda occur most often during the winter (in 3.47% of examined fish), followed by spring (1.80%) and autumn (1.73%). They haven`t been identified during the summer.

20 fish out of 958 totally examined were infected with cestodes, with a mean intensity of 6.40, and a prevalence of 1.76%. In this study, the following parasite species were established: Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps, Bothriocephalus opsariichthydis and Ligula intestinalis (plerocercoid).

Based on the total number of fish examined from cyprinid aquaculture facilities in Macedonia, the highest prevalence from the class Cestoda is determined by Bothriocephalus opsariichthydis (1.04%), followed by Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps and Ligula intestinalis with 0.55% each.

The highest mean intensity with parasites of the class Cestoda is determined by Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps (9.40), followed by Bothriocephalus opsariichthydis (6.30) and Ligula intestinalis (3.60).

The records of Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps in farmed common carp in the present study are considered as the first records for Macedonian aquaculture.

Cite this paper: Blazhekovikj – Dimovska, D., Stojanovski, S., Smiljkov, S. (2021). DISTRIBUTION OF CESTODES IN FARMED COMMON CARP (CYPRINUS CARPIO L., 1758) FROM CYPRINID AQUACULTURE IN MACEDONIA. Current Trends in Natural Sciences, 10(19), 427-439. https://doi.org/10.47068/ctns.2021.v10i19.057

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