Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 232–234 | Cite as

New records of two parasitic cymothoids from Indian fishes

  • S. RavichandranEmail author
  • G. Rameshkumar
  • J. P. Trilles
Short Communication


Two parasitic cymothoidae (Crustacea, Isopoda) are reported parasitizing fishes Hemiramphidae in India. Ceratothoa angulata, found in the buccal cavity of its host, is reported for the first time from India. Mothocya plagulophora, a branchial species, already known from the Southwest coast, is now recorded from the Southeast coast of India. Host-parasite relationships are considered.


Isopoda Cymothoidae Ceratothoa Mothocya India 



Authors are thankful to Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India for providing financial support and Director of Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology for providing facilities and encouragement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ravichandran
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. Rameshkumar
    • 1
  • J. P. Trilles
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine ScienceAnnamalai UniversityParangipettaiIndia
  2. 2.UMR 5119 (CNRS-UM2-IFREMER), Equipe Adaptation Ecophysiologique et Ontogenèse Université Montpellier 2Montpellier, Cedex 05France

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