Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 81–84 | Cite as

Histological investigations of Eimeria infection in large-scaled gurnards, Lepidotrigla cavillone (Lacepède, 1801) from the Novigrad Sea, Croatia

  • Emil Gjurčević
  • Zvonimir Kozarič
  • Slavko Bambir
  • Zdravko Petrinec
  • Snježana Kužir
  • Andrea Gudan
  • Branimir Baždarić
Original Paper

Abstract

The presence of an Eimeria sp. was found in adult large-scaled gurnards Lepidotrigla cavillone (Lacepède, 1801) from the Novigrad Sea, in Croatia. The detection of Eimeria sp. in the pyloric caeca and intestines of the large-scaled gurnards is also the first report of the parasite in this fish species. The analysis of histopathological changes in the digestive tract led to the conclusion that the parasite could be a serious pathogen in heavily infected large-scaled gurnards.

Keywords

Coccidia Eimeria sp. fish large-scaled gurnard histopathological changes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emil Gjurčević
    • 1
  • Zvonimir Kozarič
    • 2
  • Slavko Bambir
    • 3
  • Zdravko Petrinec
    • 1
  • Snježana Kužir
    • 2
  • Andrea Gudan
    • 4
  • Branimir Baždarić
    • 5
  1. 1.Department for Biology and Pathology of Fish and Bees, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Institute for Experimental PathologyUniversity of IcelandReykjavikIceland
  4. 4.Department of General Pathology and Pathological Morphology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  5. 5.Dalmar d.o.o. PakoštanePakoštaneCroatia

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