Diversity of metazoan parasites of the Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852), as indicators of pollution in the Limpopo and Olifants River systems




Aquatic systems are affected by a variety of anthropogenic activities that decrease water quality through the introduction of organic and inorganic pollutants. To investigate the relationship between fish parasite communities and water quality, metazoan parasites were examined in 140 specimens of the Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) sampled in three lakes in the Limpopo Province, namely the Luphephe–Nwanedi Dams (regarded as unpolluted), the Flag Boshielo Dam (regarded as moderately polluted) and a return water dam on a mine site (regarded as polluted).


Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research




http:// dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr. v79i1.362


- Gaza


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Ameaças à Biodiversidade


- Parque Nacional de Limpopo



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