New occurrence of parasitic isopods from Indian fishes


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.

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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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Rameshkumar, G., Ravichandran, S., Sivasubramanian, K. et al. New occurrence of parasitic isopods from Indian fishes. J Parasit Dis 37, 42–46 (2013).

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  • Cymothoidae
  • Parasitic isopods
  • Host fishes
  • India