First Record of Caligus zei (Copepoda: Caligidae) on John Dory, Zeus faber in Turkish Marine Waters

  • Ahmet Öktener
  • Murat Şirin
  • Ali İşmen
  • Alparslan Kara
  • Burak Daban
  • Mukadder Arslan İhsanoğlu


The parasitic copepod, Caligus zei Norman and Scott T., 1906 was found on the John dory (Zeus faber Linnaeus, 1758) during a demersal fish stock assessment in the Sea of Marmara during April 2017. This is the first report of this copepod in Turkish marine waters. Descriptions of the male and female Caligus zei, including details of appendage structure of recovered specimens, are provided.


Parasitic copepod Caligus zei Zeus faber Turkish marine waters 



The recovered parasites were obtained during a project (TAGEM/HAYSUD/2014/05/01) conducted by the Sheep Research Institute of Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock of Türkiye. The authors gratefully acknowledge Dr. Deniz Soysal for technical and facility support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deparment of FisheriesSheep Research InstituteBandırmaTurkey
  2. 2.Deparment of Fisheries and Processing Technology, Faculty of Marine Science and TechnologyÇanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityÇanakkaleTurkey

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