Mikrohabitat Parasit Diplectanum Sp. pada Insang Ikan Kerapu Macan (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus Forsskal) di Karamba Jaring Apung

Margaretha Bunga


The aim of research to analyze the microhabitat of parasite Diplectanum sp. on the gill of brown marbled grouper in floating net cage. The research was carried during Mei 2008. The sample was selected three times (once a week) during March. The sample was put into plastic bag with oxygen. Total sample was 36 fish with 11-15,5 cm long and weight 15 -150 g. Parasite identification and counting total parasite of fish gill was done at Laboratory of Parasite and Fish Diseases of Fishery Department, Faculty of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, Hasanuddin University. The data was analysis using Chi-Square test with SPSS 15. The results show that parasite distribution on microhabitat is not different right and left side of gill, but it is different between layer I, II, III and IV, between dorsal segment, medial and ventral, and between distal and proximal parts.

Key words : Microhabitat,  Diplectanum sp., Distribution.

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