James R. Siler

Prevalence And Intensity Of Epistylis On Fishes From Two North Carolina Reservoirs

Epistylis infestations occurred on 16 of 32 fish species collected from Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman, North Carolina, during 1974 and 1975. Percichythids, centrarchids, and ictalurids were the fishes most commonly infested, while infestations were rare on clupeids, cyprinids, and percids. Epistylis was generally more prevalent on fishes during fall (September through November). Percichthyids, followed by centrarchids, had the highest intensity of infestation. Intensity of infestation increased with surface area and length of percichthyids, but not with that of centrarchids....