Isolated Some Fish Parasites from Sarpa salpa (Linnaeus, 1758) in Misurata City Coast, Libya


  • Nagla A. Elfagi Zoology department, Faculty of science, Misurata university
  • Mustafa A. Sidoun Zoology department, science Faculty, Misurata university.



اسماك الشلبا، الديدان الطفيلية، تريماتودا، مشوكات الرأس، ديدان خيطية


In this study, some parasitic infections were investigated in a type of herbivorous marine fish that is widely spread in the coastal water of Misurata city. The abdominal cavity, gills, stomach, intestines, liver, and spleen of ten Sarpa salpa fish were examined between February and April 2018. The results showed that the incidence of helminths varied among the study fish, with the highest infection rate recorded in the posterior and interior intestines, reaching 31-30% respectively, followed by the stomach at a rate of 22%. The liver had a parasitic infection rate of 17%, specifically Trematoda. Acanthocephalan was only observed in the posterior intestines. While the gills, abdominal cavity, spleen, and ectoparasites, their infection rates were 0%. Microscopic examination of the liver, gills, and intestines' tissues revealed the presence of various tissue diseases, including swelling, cysts, and degradation of most liver cells, as well as damage to the gill filaments.



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How to Cite

Elfagi, N. A., & Sidoun, M. A. (2023). Isolated Some Fish Parasites from Sarpa salpa (Linnaeus, 1758) in Misurata City Coast, Libya. Scientific Journal for Faculty of Science-Sirte University, 3(2), 51–58.