FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 369/3
Checklist of the parasites
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|Kirjušina, M.; Vismanis, K.
Checklist of the parasites of fishes of Latvia.
FAO Fisheries Technical Paper. No. 369/3. Rome, FAO. 2007.106p.
This checklist summarizes information on the parasites of Latvia fishes contained in the world
literature dating to the end of 2005. Information is presented in the form of parasite-host and hostparasite lists and includes 305 named species of parasites, distributed among the higher taxa as
follows: Protista – 42, Myxozoa – 49, Digenea – 38, Monogenoidea – 81, Cestoda – 33, Nematoda
– 31, Acanthocephala – 11, Hirudinida – 2, Mollusca – 6, Branchiura – 2 and Copepoda – 10. Also
included are many records of parasites not identified to species level. The Parasite-Host List is
organized on a taxonomic basis and provides information for each parasite species on the
environment (freshwater, brackish, marine), the location (site of infection) in or on its host(s), the species of host(s) infected, the known geographic distribution (by major waterbody) in Latvia, and the published sources for each host and locality record. The Host-Parasite List is organized
according to the taxonomy of the hosts, and includes for each host, the English language, Latvian
and Russian common names, environment (freshwater, brackish, marine), status in Latvia (native or
exotic) and the list of parasites reported. Both lists are accompanied by remarks, as warranted,
giving specific information on points of systematics, nomenclature, possible misidentifications,
introductions, life cycles, etc. Citations are included for all references and parasite and host indices are included.
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