Journal of Parasitic Diseases

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

New occurrence of parasitic isopods from Indian fishes

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


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.


Cymothoidae Parasitic isopods Host fishes India 



Authors are thankful to the Department of Science and Technology and the Ministry of environment & Forest, Government of India for providing financial support and to the Dean, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai for providing facilities and encouragement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganapathy Rameshkumar
    • 1
  • Samuthirapandian Ravichandran
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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