Co-introduction success of monogeneans infecting the fisheries target Limnothrissa miodon differs between two non-native areas: the potential of parasites as a tag for introduction pathway

  title={Co-introduction success of monogeneans infecting the fisheries target Limnothrissa miodon differs between two non-native areas: the potential of parasites as a tag for introduction pathway},
  author={Nikol Kmentov{\'a} and Maarten Van Steenberge and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde and Tamuka Nhiwatiwa and Fidel Muterezi Bukinga and Th{\'e}ophile Mulimbwa N'sibula and Pascal Masilya Mulungula and Milan Gelnar and Maarten P. M. Vanhove},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
Fish have been widely translocated into non-native areas, commonly as fishery targets. Since fish figure as hosts of various parasite taxa, their introduction may pose often-underestimated threats to ecosystems. However, parasites can also serve to track host species’ introduction routes when these would otherwise be unknown. To verify the potential of parasites in reconstructing invasion routes, we investigated two of the best-documented introductions: those of Limnothrissa miodon into lakes… 
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