A total of 272 specimens of tench (Tinca tinca L., 1758) caught in Lake Mogan (Ankara) were examined for the presence of the plerocercoids of Ligula intestinalis, and growth parameters such as age composition, age-length, age-weight and weight-length relationship and condition factor were calculated seperately for both infected and non-infected fish. The only marked difference was observed in value b between infected (2.745) and non-infected (3.014) fish.
Ligula intestinalis, Tinca tinca, Cestoda, plerocercoid, prevalence
ERGÖNÜL, MEHMET BORGA and ALTINDAĞ, AHMET (2005) "The Effects of Ligula intestinalis Plerocercoids on the Growth Features of Tench, Tinca tinca," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 29: No. 6, Article 19. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol29/iss6/19