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Parasites of lake Skadar

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During the period between 1964 and 1984, a total of 28 vertebrate host species from Lake Skadar were examined for parasites (18 fish, 3 amphibian, 2 reptilian and 5 bird species). The number of host individuals studied was about 10,522. The authors, who performed the investigations, stated 123 species of adult parasites, out of which 11 were proposed as the new species. Additionally, 25 more species were partly determined in adult or juvenile and larval stage. The studied parasite species from Lake Skadar belong to the following groups: apicomplexans, coccidians, trypanosomatids, myxozoans, monogeneans, digeneans, cestodes, nematodes, acanthocephalans, copepods and branchiurans. Some ecological features of the host-parasite interrelations, such as prevalence, abundance, host specificity and parasite life cycle, are discussed.




Radujković, B., & Šundić, D. (2018). Parasites of lake Skadar. In Handbook of Environmental Chemistry (Vol. 80, pp. 325–337). Springer Verlag.

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