Early infection of discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus altricial larvae by Sciadicleithrum variabilum (Monogenea)

Onal U., Celik I., Toksen E., Sepil A., Caydan E.

JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, vol.78, no.2, pp.647-650, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02841.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-650


The occurrence of Sciadicleithrum variabilum on the gills of discus Symphysodon aequifasciatus larvae 7 days after hatching is reported for the first time. This suggests that altricial larvae are susceptible to Monogenea following gill differentiation and before complete yolk resorption.