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Table 1

The four species of Synodontella (Sy.) encountered on the three species of Synodontis (S.) examined from the River Bagoué, Côte d’Ivoire. Infection parameters given as number of parasites per host species followed by prevalence and mean intensity in parentheses; host standard length given as mean followed by min−max, in cm.

Host S. nigrita S. velifer S. ocellifer
Standard length
30 (6.5–11)
15 (9.5–17)
10 (9.8–14)
Parasite Infection parameters
Sy. speroadotevii 9 (30%–0.3) 10 (66.7%–1.4) 6 (60%–0.9)
Sy. bagoueensis 30 (100%–11.6) 14 (91.7%–23.6) 5 (57%–1.4)
Sy. akengboi 25 (80%–4.7) 12 (75%–7.2) 7 (70%–8.6)
Sy. melanoptera 15 (50%–6.4) 5 (33.3%–2.8) 0

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