publication . Article . 2014

A Survey of Gill Histopathology of Thirteen Common Fish Species in the Sanyati Basin, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe/ Badania Histopatologiczne Skrzeli Trzynastu Pospolitych Gatunków Ryb W Zlewni Sanyati, Jezioro Kariba, Zimbabwe

Nyasha Mabika; Maxwell Barson;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: Zoologica Poloniae, volume 59, pages 25-34 (eissn: 2083-6112, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p> Following a study of gill pathology in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) and Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) from the Sanyati Basin of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, a similar survey was carried out in thirteen other common fishes of Lake Kariba. Gill tissues were dissected from the fish, preserved and prepared for histology. The prepared tissue sections were observed under a light microscope. Six histopathological lesions were observed, namely epithelial lifting, hyperplasia, lamellae fusion, parasitic cysts, oedema, and aneurysm. Epithelial lifting was prevalent in all fish species whilst aneurysm was only observed in...
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free text keywords: Gill, Histopathology, Fish, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, Biology, Structural basin, Fishery, Fish species, Ecology, lcsh:Zoology, lcsh:QL1-991
Fisheries and Aquaculture Management
European Marine Science
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