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African Journal of Biomedical Research
Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group
ISSN: 1119-5096
Vol. 14, No. 2, 2011, pp. 113-116
Bioline Code: md11018
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Journal of Biomedical Research, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2011, pp. 113-116

 en Occurence of Anisakids nematodes on Frozen Hake ( Merluccius capensis check for this species in other resources ) in Yenagoa Market, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Adeyemo, A.O.


Samples of the frozen hake were obtained once a week as corresponding to supply in Yenagoa Market Bayelsa State ,Nigeria . From every supply of 10 cartons, 10 pieces of hake were examined for the presence of Anisakids nematodes .The incidence was concluded after sampling continuously every week for 8weeks between September-November 2009 . The highest parasite burden (13.2±2.28) was recorded in the second week and the lowest (8.5±2.9) in the 7th week, the highest mean weight of fish sample calculated was 134.80±19.16 gm in the 4th week and lowest in the 5th week with 118.30 ±3.56gm.The mean length was highest (29.10 ±1.90) in the second week and lowest (26.40±1.88)in the 7th week. The percentage infection (96.25%) was very alarming since only 3 pieces were not infected as observed from the samples.

Nematodes, Anisakids, Merluccius capensis, Frozen fish, Infection

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