Original Article

Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 42-46

New occurrence of parasitic isopods from Indian fishes

  • Ganapathy RameshkumarAffiliated withCentre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University
  • , Samuthirapandian RavichandranAffiliated withCentre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University Email author 
  • , Kanagasabapathy SivasubramanianAffiliated withCentre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University
  • , Jean-Paul TrillesAffiliated withEquipe Adaptation Ecophysiologique et Ontogenèse, UMR 5119 (CNRS-UM2-IRD-UM1-IFREMER), Université Montpellier 2

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Abstract

Until now, 36 species belonging to the family Cymothoidae (Crustacea, Isopoda) were recorded from Indian fishes. In this study, ten additional cymothoids are reported in India, most of them for the first time. They parasitize nine fish species, several of them being new host species.

Keywords

Cymothoidae Parasitic isopods Host fishes India