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Parasite fauna in fish of the Kenyan coast
Citable as data publication
Martens E.; Geets G.; Moens J.; Department of Zoology, University of Nairobi; Department of Zoology, Kenyatta University: Kenya; Department of Biology, Limburg University Centrum: Belgium; (2016): Parasite fauna in fish of the Kenyan coast. https://doi.org/10.14284/169
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Description
List of found fish parasites (gill and intestinal) in different fish species of Gazi Bay, Nyali and the fish market in Mombasa. Prevalence and mean intensity of infection in Siganus sutor. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp. more

Fishes were sampled with fish traps and seine nets at Nyali area and Gazi Bay, while a first set of Siganus sutor was collected from the fish market in Mombasa.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine/Coastal, Ectoparasites, Endoparasites, Fish parasites, Gills, Infection, Intestine, ISW, Kenya, coast, Mombasa, Prevalence, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay, ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali, ISW, Kenyan Coast, Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758), Copepoda, Crustacea, Digenea, Gerres oyena (Forsskål, 1775), Gnathiidae Leach, 1814, Hatschekiidae Kabata, 1979, Isopoda, Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824), Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775), Monogenea, Neorhadinorhynchus Yamaguti, 1939, Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775, Siganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835)

Geographical coverage
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Gazi Bay [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenya, Coast, Nyali [Marine Regions]
ISW, Kenyan Coast [Marine Regions]

Taxonomic coverage
Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Copepoda [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Digenea [WoRMS]
Gerres oyena (Forsskål, 1775) [WoRMS]
Gnathiidae Leach, 1814 [WoRMS]
Hatschekiidae Kabata, 1979 [WoRMS]
Isopoda [WoRMS]
Leptoscarus vaigiensis (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) [WoRMS]
Lutjanus fulviflamma (Forsskål, 1775) [WoRMS]
Monogenea [WoRMS]
Neorhadinorhynchus Yamaguti, 1939 [WoRMS]
Scarus ghobban Forsskål, 1775 [WoRMS]
Siganus sutor (Valenciennes, 1835) [WoRMS]

Parameters
, Presence of biota

Contributors
Kenyatta University, moredata creator
Limburgs Universitair Centrum (LUC), moredata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset
Polk, P.; Okemwa, E. N. (1993). Dynamics and assessment of Kenyan mangrove ecosystems n° TS2-0240-C (GDF): final report (April 1993). Vrije Universiteit Brussel: Brussel. 244 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-06-30
Information last updated: 2016-06-30
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