Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 42–46 | Cite as

New occurrence of parasitic isopods from Indian fishes

  • Ganapathy Rameshkumar
  • Samuthirapandian Ravichandran
  • Kanagasabapathy Sivasubramanian
  • Jean-Paul Trilles
Original Article

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganapathy Rameshkumar
    • 1
  • Samuthirapandian Ravichandran
    • 1
  • Kanagasabapathy Sivasubramanian
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul Trilles
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine ScienceAnnamalai UniversityParangipettaiIndia
  2. 2.Equipe Adaptation Ecophysiologique et Ontogenèse, UMR 5119 (CNRS-UM2-IRD-UM1-IFREMER)Université Montpellier 2Montpellier Cedex 05France

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