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Table 2 Comparison of the catfish parasites in natural and cultured habitats

From: Comparative study of African catfish parasites from cultured and natural habitats

Habitats Locations Parasites recovered Total (%)
Ectoparasites (%) Endoparasites (%)
Cultured Pond A 28 (33.30) 56 (66.70) 84 (20.54)
Pond B 35 (43.80) 45 (56.30) 80 (19.55)
Subtotal   63 (15.40) 101 (24.69) 164 (40.09)
Natural River A 56 (40.60) 82 (59.40) 138 (33.74)
River B 22 (20.60) 85 (79.40) 107 (26.16)
Subtotal   78 (19.07) 167 (40.83) 245 (59.90)
Total   141 (34.47) 268 (65.53) 409 (100.0)
  1. t = 7.669, P = 0.005, df = 3