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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2015, Vol 15, Num, 3     (Pages: 741-749)

First Report of Several Myxosporean (Myxozoa) and Monogenean Parasites from Fish Species off Sinop Coasts of the Black Sea

Ahmet Özer 1 ,Hakan Özkan 1 ,Sevilay Güneydağ 1 ,Violetta Yurakhno 2

1 Sinop University, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Sinop, Turkey
2 A.O. Kovalevsky Institute of Marine Biological Research of RAS, 2 Nakhimov av., Sevastopol, Crimea, Russia
DOI : 10.4194/1303-2712-v15_3_18 Viewed : 4214 - Downloaded : 4420 Round goby Neogobius melanostomus, common sole Solea solea, rusty blenny Parablennius sanguinolentus, tentackled blenny Parablennius tentacularis, peacock blenny Salaria pavo and annular seabream Diplodus annularis collected by angling in Sinop coasts of the Black Sea in the period from March to July 2014 were investigated for myxosporean and monogenean parasites at the Faculty of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in Sinop using conventional methods. Parasite species identified were Ortholinea gobiusi from round goby, Sinuolinea rebae from common sole, Sphaeromyxa sevastopoli, Myxobolus asymmetricus and Ortholinea divergens from rusty blenny, Myxidium parvum from peacock blenny and tentackled blenny and Lamellodiscus elegans and Lamellodiscus fraternus from annular seabream. All morphometric data are presented in tables. These parasites are the first in Turkish Black Sea coasts and all parasite species are new records for Turkish parasite fauna. Moreover, S. rebae is a new myxosporean parasite of the Black Sea fauna. Keywords : Myxozoa, Ortholinea, Sinuolinea, Sphaeromyxa, Myxobolus, Myxidium, Lamellodiscus, Sinop, Black Sea