Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 95, Issue 6, pp 591–601 | Cite as

Redescription of Caligus pagelli Delamare Deboutteville & Nuñes-Ruivo, 1958 (Copepoda: Caligidae) on the common pandora, Pagellus erythrinus (Linnaeus), in western Mediterranean waters off Corsica, France

  • Argun Akif ÖzakEmail author
  • Sonia Ternengo
  • Geoffrey Allan Boxshall
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  1. Arthropoda


Caligus pagelli Delamare Deboutteville & Nuñes-Ruivo, 1958, a rare and poorly known sea louse, is redescribed based on newly collected specimens of both sexes. The new material was collected from the common pandora Pagellus erythrinus (Linnaeus) caught in western Mediterranean waters off Corsica. The original and only available description of C. pagelli was incomplete and based only on females. Here we redescribe the female in detail, and describe the male for the first time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Argun Akif Özak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sonia Ternengo
    • 2
    • 3
  • Geoffrey Allan Boxshall
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Fish Diseases and Aquaculture, Faculty of FisheriesUniversity of ÇukurovaAdanaTurkey
  2. 2.Université de Corse Pasquale Paoli, UMR 6134 CNRS-UCPP Sciences pour l’EnvironnementCorteFrance
  3. 3.Université de Corse Pasquale Paoli, UMS 3514 CNRS-UCPP Plateforme marine Stella MareBigugliaFrance
  4. 4.Department of Life SciencesNatural History MuseumLondonUK

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