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Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 331–333 | Cite as

Occurrence of heavy copepod infestation on Hemiramphus lutkei and double parasitisms on Hemiramphus far with copepod (Lernaeenicus hemiramphi) and isopod (Mothocya plagulophora)

  • R. Vijayakumar
  • K. Raja
  • S. Velvizhi
  • K. Sinduja
  • A. Gopalakrishnan
Short Communication

Abstract

In the present study about, 66 copepod parasites of Lernaeenicus hemiramphi of two Hemiramphus sp., H. far (17 copepod) and H. lutkei (49 copepod), and an isopod (Mothocya plagulophora) on the gill chamber were observed. H. lutkei was added as a new host for L. hemiramphi. The copepod infestation was almost on the ventral side of the hosts.

Keywords

Copepod Isopod Double parasitism Infestation 

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© Indian Society for Parasitology 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Vijayakumar
    • 1
  • K. Raja
    • 1
  • S. Velvizhi
    • 1
  • K. Sinduja
    • 1
  • A. Gopalakrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Advanced Study in Marine BiologyFaculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai UniversityParangipettaiIndia

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