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Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp 223–230 | Cite as

The discovery of Caligus temnodontis Brian, 1924 (Copepoda: Caligidae) from the bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea

  • Argun A. Özak
  • Hoda H. El-Rashidy
  • İbrahim Demirkale
  • Geoff A. BoxshallEmail author
Article

Abstract

The temnodontis variety of Caligus mauritanicus Brian, 1924 described by Brian (1924) is a valid species known only from a single host species, Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus). New material of this species has been examined from the same host fish caught from Abuqir Bay, Alexandria (Egypt), from Iskenderun Bay (Turkey) and from off the coast of South Africa. Using this material, C. temnodontis Brian, 1924 is redescribed and compared with related species. It is most closely related to the Indo-Pacific species C. pagrosomi Yamaguti, 1939.

Keywords

Posterior Margin Plumose Seta Endopodal Segment Outer Spine Pedigerous Somite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Argun A. Özak
    • 1
  • Hoda H. El-Rashidy
    • 2
  • İbrahim Demirkale
    • 1
  • Geoff A. Boxshall
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Fish Diseases, Faculty of FisheriesUniversity of CukurovaBalcalıTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Oceanography, Faculty of ScienceAlexandria UniversityMoharram Bey, AlexandriaEgypt
  3. 3.Department of ZoologyNatural History MuseumLondonUK

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