Composition and seasonal dynamics of the parasite communities of Scyliorhinus canicula (L., 1758) and Galeus melastomus Rafinesque, 1810 (Elasmobranchii) from the NW Mediterranean Sea in relation to host biology and ecological features

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The parasite communities of Scyliorhinus canicula and Galeus melastomus are studied for the first time in the Mediterranean. Their seasonal and geographical variations, and their relationship with environmental and fish biological data were tested. The parasite communities of both sharks were characterized by low richness and diversity, and high dominance… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-017-3226-z

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