First record of Rhabdochona (Rhabdochona) longispicula Belous in Roytman, 1963 (Nematoda: Rhabdochonidae) in Glyptothorax kurdistanicus from Greater Zab River, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Samir Jawdat Bilal


Rhabdochona (Rhabdochona) longispicula Belous in Roytman, 1963 was detected from the intestine of the fish host Glyptothorax kurdistanicus from Greater Zab River near Aski-Kalak district, west of Erbil City during the period of May- July 2016 with prevalence of infection 17.39 % and mean intensity 3. This conistitutes the first record of this parasite in Iraq and Middle East. Also, G. kurdistanicus regarded as a new host for this nematode in the world. 

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