Change in the structure of component parasite communities with host age

Change in the structure of component parasite communities with host age ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 215–220. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. Original Russian Text © G.N. Dorovskikh, V.G. Stepanov, 2008, published in Ekologiya, 2008, No. 3, pp. 227–232. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS Change in the Structure of Component Parasite Communities with Host Age G. N. Dorovskikh and V. G. Stepanov Syktyvkar State University, Oktyabr’skii pr. 55, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, 167001 Russia; e-mail: Received September 14, 2006 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413608030119 Key words: parasites, parasite communities, minnow Phoxinus phoxinus. Studies on the dependence of fish parasite fauna on seven–eight species. In fish of the third year of life stud- host age were initiated in the 1930s. As a result of gen- ied on June 18, 2004, 15 parasite species were found eralization of the data obtained, the rule was formulated (Table 1), with the diversity of Monogea reaching the that the intensity and extensiveness of parasite invasion highest level. Apparently, the formation of parasite increase with host age (Dogel’, 1947). The study of fauna in P. phoxinus is completed at this age, as 15 par- trends in the formation of the structure of parasite com- asite species were also found in fish aged 3+ on August Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

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