Rabo

Rabo

Greener
Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 10(2),
pp. 129-135, 2020

ISSN:
2276-7770

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Helminthes
Load in Two Species of Fish of River Benue: Case Study of Ibi Fishing Site

  

Rabo, P. D.

 

 Department of Agricultural Technology, Plateau State College
of Agriculture, Garkawa
,

  

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.: 0827202110

Type: Research

 

 

This study was undertaken to compare helminthes parasite load in
relation to the sexes of Clarias
gariepinus
and Oreochromis
niloticus
of River Benue at Ibi fishing site and their significant
differences. A total of one hundred and fifty two (152) individuals Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus were caught and 76 each in
the dry season rainy season. A T-test statistical analysis was used. Total
helminthes load observed in C.
gariepinus
for both seasons was
139.00. The females had higher helminthes load (50.36%) while the males had
lower (49.64%). Table 2 shows helminthes load of O. niloticus in both seasons. Total helminthes load observed in O. niloticus for both seasons was
93.00. The females also had higher helminthes load
(67.74%) while the males had lower (32.36%). Total helminthes load observed
in both species was
232.00.
The females also had higher helminthes load (57.33%) while the males
had lower (42.67%). There was no significant difference (p>0.05) in the helminthes
load in both species. However, the female had higher helminthes load
(mean:  2.76±0.36) and the male had
lower (Mean: 2.58±0.35). There was no significant difference (p>0.05) in
the helminthes load in Clarias
gariepinus
. However, the female had higher helminthes load (mean:  3.17±0.51) and the male had lower (Mean:
2.28±0.49). There was no significant difference (p>0.05) in the helminthes
load in Oreochromis niloticus.
However, the female had higher helminthes load (Mean:  3.05±0.42) and the male had lower (Mean:
2.13±0.44). It may be concluded that helminthes parasites exist in Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus of River Benue at Ibi
Fishing Site. Therefore, fish caught in this river should be treated against
helminthes parasites.

 

Accepted:  27/08/2020

Published: 11/09/2020

 

*Corresponding Author

Rabo, P.D.

E-mail: phoeberabo29@ gmail.com

 

Keywords:

Cestodes; Clarias gariepinus; Nematodes; Oreochromis
niloticus; Trematodes

 

 


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Cite
this Article:
Rabo, PD (2020).
Helminthes Load in Two Species of Fish of River Benue: Case Study of Ibi
Fishing Site.
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10(3): 129-135.

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