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Table 6 Distribution of ectoparasites in relation to the site of infection on infected C. gariepinus

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

Parasite species No. of fish infected Prevalence (%) Site of infection Total no. of parasites Intensity
Gills Skin
I. multiifiliis 2 2.5 0 13 13 6.5
I. hoferi 4 5.0 18 6 24 6.0
P. geometra 4 5.0 0 13 13 3.3
Dactylogyrus spp. 10 12.5 23 10 32 3.6
Epistylis spp. 4 5.0 0 28 28 7.0
Gyrodactylus spp. 8 10.0 7 23 31 3.4
Total 32 40.0 48 93 141 4.4