This is the first study on parasite fauna of Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 in Turkish waters. Mussel samples were collected monthly at 3 sampling stations on the coast of Sinop on the Black Sea in the period between August 2012 and July 2013. A total of 1740 mussels were examined for parasites using standard parasitological investigation procedures. The parasites identified included the following: 2 protozoans, Nematopsis legeri (32.12%) and Peniculistoma mytili (6.72%); 1 turbellarian, Urastoma cyprinae (6.32%); 1 trematode, Parvatrema duboisi (4.54%); and 1 polychaeta, Polydora ciliata (2.24%). All identified species are illustrated in figures and constitute new records of Turkish parasite fauna.
Mytilus galloprovincialis, parasite fauna, Black Sea, Turkey
ÖZER, AHMET and GÜNEYDAĞ, SEVİLAY
"First report of some parasites from Mediterranean mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819, collected from the Black Sea coast at Sinop,"
Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 38:
4, Article 12.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol38/iss4/12