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On a New Species of Lepeophtheirus (Copepoda parasitica) from Pseudopleuronectis americanus Walbaum

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Title: On a New Species of Lepeophtheirus (Copepoda parasitica) from Pseudopleuronectis americanus Walbaum
Authors: Ho, Ju S.
Issue Date: Oct 1962
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Ho JS. 1962. On a new species of Lepeophtheirus (copepoda parasitica) from Pseudopleuronectis americanus Walbaum. Pac Sci 16(4): 359-362.
Abstract: In early April 1961 while I was looking for
parasitic copepods in fish specimens preserved
in our specimen gallery, I discovered two different
kinds of parasite coexisting on a single
flat-fish, Pseudopleuronectis americanus Walbaum
(26.5 cm long). Some of them, 19 in number,
were found on the inner margin of the
operculum, and have been identified as the present
new species. The other 22 individuals, restricted
to the gill filaments, were identified as
belonging to the Lernaeopodidae. Because I do
not have complete references at hand, I shall
leave them to be studied later. It is interesting
to find two kinds of parasites belonging to two
different families on the same fish.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/5863
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 16, Number 4, 1962



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