A Hydroid Parasitic on a Fish

@article{FewkesAHP,
  title={A Hydroid Parasitic on a Fish},
  author={Jesse Walter Fewkes},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={36},
  pages={604-605}
}
  • J. Fewkes
  • Published 1 October 1887
  • Geology
  • Nature
DURING my studies the past summer at the Newport Marine Laboratory I captured a single specimen of an osseous fish, Seriola zonata, Cuv., which exhibits a most interesting example of parasitism or possibly commensalism. Upon the outer wall of its body an extraordinary hydroid was found to have attached itself. As this mode of life is unique for a hydroid, it is thought that a mention of it, and a statement of the peculiar modifications which the hydroid has suffered, may be not without interest… 
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