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Five Species of Parasitic Copepods (Siphonostomatoida: Pandaridae) from the Body Surface of a White Shark Captured in Morro Bay, California
|Title:||Five Species of Parasitic Copepods (Siphonostomatoida: Pandaridae) from the Body Surface of a White Shark Captured in Morro Bay, California|
|Authors:||Benz, George W.|
Mollet, Henry F.
Ebert, David A.
Davis, Corrine R.
Van Sommeran, Sean R.
|Issue Date:||Jan 2003|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Benz GW, Mollet HF, Ebert DA, Davis CR, Van Sommeran SR. 2003. Five species of parasitic copepods (Siphonostomatoida: Pandaridae) from the body surface of a white shark captured in Morro Bay, California. Pac Sci 57(1): 39-43.|
|Abstract:||Five pandarid (Copepoda) species, Dinemoura produeta, D. latifolia,
Echthrogaleus coleoptratus, Pandarus bicolor, and Aehtheinus oblongus, were collected
from the external body surface of a white shark, Careharodon carcharias, taken
from Morro Bay in the northeastern Pacific Ocean off central California. This is
the first report of parasitic copepods collected from C. carcharias captured in the
northeastern Pacific along the West Coast of North America. It is proposed that
the species-rich infections of some white sharks may be the result of the wide
wanderings of individual sharks through waters inhabited by other elasmobranchs.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 57, Number 1, 2003|
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