Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus, 1758 (Copepoda: Lernaeidae) infection on Betta rubra Perugia, 1893 (Anabantiformes: Osphronemidae) from Aceh Province, Indonesia

Firman Muhammad Nur, Agung Setia Batubara, Nur Fadli, Syamsul Rizal, Mohd Nor Siti-Azizah, Martin Wilkes, Zainal Abidin Muchlisin

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Abstract

Abstract Betta rubra is an ornamental freshwater fish endemic to northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The B. rubra population has decreased in recent decades, and is classified as an endangered species in the IUCN Red List. This study aims to report for the first time infection by L. cyprinacea in B. rubra harvested from the Aceh Besar region of Indonesia. The fish samples were obtained from the Cot Bira tributaries, Aceh Besar District, Indonesia from January to December 2020. The results showed that the parasite infected 6 out of 499 samples in August and September, with a prevalence and intensity rate of 1% and 2 parasites/fish, respectively. The eyes and pectoral fins were the common infection sites. Despite B. rubra is not an optimal host (small size) for the parasite, this parasite might serve as additional threatening factors for the endangered B. rubra fish population.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere020421
Number of pages9
JournalRevista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária
Volume31
Issue number1
Early online date16 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Funder

This study was supported by the Universitas Syiah Kuala trough Riset Unggulan Unsyiah Percepatan Doktor (PRUUPD) 2021 (Contract Number: 332/UN11/SPK/PNBP/2021).

Keywords

  • Cot Bira
  • Endangered species
  • Endemic species
  • Ornamental fish
  • Parasite
  • Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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