Study on the Cestode Postgangesia inarmata from the Silurid Fish Silurus glanis from Kurdistan Region, Iraq


A total of 48 specimens of the catfish Silurus glanis were collected from Greater Zab River as well as 36 specimens from the Lesser Zab River, Kurdistan Region, north of Iraq. The examination of fishes cleared the presence of the cestode Postgangesia inermata which was identified by using compound light microscope and scanning ultrastructure microscopy. Also histological sections were prepared and a molecular study was performed by amplification and sequencing of 1srDNA.