Sturgeons are the most important fish in the Caspian Sea, but there are only a few reports about their parasite communities in the southern part of this sea. In this study, 102 samples of 3 sturgeon species, namely Acipenser gueldenstaedti (n = 78), A. nudiventris (n = 18) and Huso huso (n = 6), were caught from 3 geographical locations in the southwest of the Caspian Sea (Guilan Province, Iran) from April 1999 to February 2001. Eight worm species including 3 nematodes [Cucullanus sphaerocephalus, Eustrongylides excisus (L.) and Anisakis sp. (L.)], 1 cestode (Eubothrium acipenserinum), 2 acanthocephalans (Leptorhynchoides plagicephalus and Corynosoma strumosum), 1 digenean trematode (Skrjabinopsolus semiarmatus) and 1 monogenean trematode (Diclybothrium armatum) were found in A. gueldenstaedti, A. nudiventris and H. huso.
SATTARI, MASOUD and MOKHAYER, BABA (2005) "Occurrence and Intensity of some Parasitic Worms in Acipenser gueldenstaedti, A. nudiventris and Huso huso (Chondrostei: Acipenseridae) from the Southwest of the Caspian Sea," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 29: No. 6, Article 10. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol29/iss6/10