Parasites (Cnidaria, Trematoda, Cestoda, Nematoda, Crustacea) of Select Fishes (Lepisosteidae, Catostomidae, Hiodontidae, Cyprinidae, Ictaluridae) of Lake Texoma, Oklahoma

Chris T. McAllister, Anindo Choudhury, Donald G. Cloutman, Stanley E. Trauth, Henry W. Robison

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Twenty-seven fishes, including a Longnose Gar (Lepisosteus osseus), a Shortnose Gar (L. platostomus), three Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides), eight Highfin Carpsucker (Carpiodes velifer), a Bigmouth Buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), four Smallmouth Buffalo (I. bubalus), a Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio), five Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus), two Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), and a Flathead Catfish (Pylodictus olivaris) were collected in February 2017 and February 2018 from several sites on Lake Texoma, Oklahoma, and examined for parasites. Thirteen taxa of parasites were found, including two myxozoans (Henneguya spp.), seven cestodes (Proteocephalus ambloplitis, Essexiella fimbratum, Megathylacoides sp., Pseudoglaridacris confusa, Promonobothrium currani,
Khawia sp., and Bothriocephalus sp.), two digeneans (Crepidostomum illinoiense and Macroderoides sp.), a larval nematode (Contracaecum sp.), and a copepod (Ergasilus cerastes) were harbored by these hosts. We document several new host and distributional records for these parasites, including new state records for Oklahoma.

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