Ecology of sea lice parasitic on farmed and wild fish.

@article{Costello2006EcologyOS,
  title={Ecology of sea lice parasitic on farmed and wild fish.},
  author={Mark John Costello},
  journal={Trends in parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={475-83}
}
Sea lice, especially Lepeophtheirus salmonis and Caligus spp., have the greatest economic impact of any parasite in salmonid fish farming and are also a threat to wild salmonids. Here, I review how the biology and ecology of various louse and host species influence their pathogenicity and epidemiology. Recent discoveries of new species and genotypes emphasize the need for more basic research on louse taxonomy and host preferences. Louse development rates are strongly dependent on temperature… CONTINUE READING
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