Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 4, pp 379–385 | Cite as

Caligus uranoscopi Vaissière, 1955 (Copepoda, Caligidae), a rare parasitic copepod from Algeria



Caligus uranoscopi Vaissière, 1955 (Copepoda, Caligidae) is redescribed based on specimens collected from the gill arches of red mullet, Mullus barbatus barbatus L., 1758, caught off the Algerian coast. Caligus uranoscopi is reported for the first time from the east coast of Algeria and M. barbatus barbatus is a newly recorded host for this parasite. The parasite is uncommon and may be restricted to Algerian coasts. Some remarks are given on the species of Caligidae known from Algeria.


Copepoda Caligidae Caligus uranoscopi Mullus barbatus barbatus Algeria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département de Biologie TCSNUniversité A/Mira Faculté des SciencesBéjaïaAlgérie
  2. 2.UMR 5119 Equipe Adaptation Ecophysiologique et OntogenèseUniversité de Montpellier 2Montpellier Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesCalifornia State UniversityLong BeachUSA

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