Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 223–228

The Lepocreadiidae Odhner, 1905 (Digenea) of fishes from the north-east Atlantic: summary paper, with keys and checklists

  • Rodney A. Bray
  • David I. Gibson

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005773518323

Cite this article as:
Bray, R.A. & Gibson, D.I. Syst Parasitol (1997) 36: 223. doi:10.1023/A:1005773518323


Results published in seven previous papers on the Lepocreadiidae are summarised and keys are given to the 19 species of lepocreadiid parasite from north-eastern Atlantic fishes. Diagnoses for the family and the two subfamilies represented in the north-eastern Atlantic are presented. Parasite-host and host-parasite lists, arranged in taxonomic order, are given. The NE Atlantic fauna is dominated numerically by members of the subfamily Lepidapedinae, which occur most frequently in gadiform fishes, often in the deep-sea.The three lepocreadiine forms are parasites of cosmopolitan fishes or fish families that predominate in warm waters.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 1
  • David I. Gibson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK

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