RECORDED THREE SPECIES OF CESTODES BELONG TO HYMENOLEPDIDEA (FIMBRIARIOIDES INTERMEDIA; MAYHEWIACROVI; DIPLOGYNIAOLIGORIHIS FROM DIFFERENT SPECIES OF AQUATIC BIRDS FOR FIRST TIME IN IRAQ
Collected different species aquatic birds from different regions of wasit province during the period between September 2016 till April 2017, a total number 132 and found that 62 of them were infected with different species of Platyhelminthes parasites. the results showed recorded threespecies of cestode for first time in Iraq Including (Fimbriarioides intermedia, Diplogyniaoligorichs, Mayhewiacrovi) isolated from Himantopus himantopus, Chettusia leucura, recorded the percentage of infection to each parasite, the maximum percentage of infection was recorded in Chettusia leucura(83.3%) and Himantopus himantopus(76.6%), in addition to recorded variation of infection between the male and females of birds recorded maximum percentage of infection was in the males of Himantopus himantopus (76.6%) and minimum of infection was recorded in female of H.himantopus(23.3%) the parasites described and measured.[Full Text Article]
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