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Table 2.

Metazoan parasite species and their ecological parameters in Anguilla anguilla (149) from the five study-sites (CL 95% was calculated for each prevalence).

Species Abbreviations Prevalence % CL95% Microhabitat in eels Diet
Myxozoa
Myxidium giardi (Cépède, 1906) [13] (cysts) Mgia 4.5 3.3 Gill
Monogena
Pseudodactylogyrus sp. Pseu 17.3 6.1 Gill Surface browser
Cestoda
Bothriocephalus claviceps (Goeze, 1782) [24] Bcla 2.7 2.6 Intestine Osmotrophe
Nematoda
Anguillicoloides crassus (Kuwahara, Niimi & Hagaki, 1974) [39] Acra 56.0 8.0 Swimbladder Hematophagous
Camallanus lacustris (Zoega, 1776) [50] Clac 2.7 2.6 Intestine Hematophagous
Paraquimperia tenerrima (Linstow, 1878) [45] Pten 4.7 3.4 Intestine Chyle feeder
Raphidascaris acus (Bloch, 1779) [6] Racu 1.3 1.8 Intestine Chyle feeder
Eustrongylides sp. (cysts) Eust 0.7 1.3 Stomach wall
Acanthocephala
Acanthocephalus anguillae (Müller, 1780) [51] Aang 6.0 3.8 Intestine Osmotrophe
Acanthocephalus lucii (Müller, 1776) [50] Aluc 2.0 2.3 Intestine Osmotrophe
Acanthocephalus clavula Dujardin, 1845 [17] Acla 30.2 7.4 Intestine Osmotrophe
Echinorhynchus truttae Schrank, 1788 [57] Etru 0.7 1.3 Intestine Osmotrophe
Pomphorhynchus laevis (Müller, 1776) [50] Plae 1.3 1.8 Intestine Osmotrophe

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