Three species of piscine parasitic copepods from southern African coastal waters

  • W.H. Oldewage

Abstract

Three species of piscine parasitic copepods previously undescribed from southern African coastal waters were studied. Although sampling data are incomplete, Lepeopthirius nordmanni(Edwards, 1840) taken from  Thunnus and Mola spp., Euryphorus brachypterus (Gerstaecker, 1853) from unknown host and locality and Nesippus orientalis Heller, 1868 from Thunnus thynnus, the bluefin tuna, are described and figured. Several morphological variations from other descriptions are noted for all three species.
Published
2017-04-04
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Articles

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eISSN: 2224-073X
print ISSN: 1562-7020