Host utilization by the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) in the Sea of Japan.


Two species of salmon (masu salmon Oncorhynchus masou and pink salmon O. gorbuscha) captured in the northern Sea of Japan during April 1990 were examined for infection by adult female salmon lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) to assess the relative importance of each to the parasite. Masu salmon had relatively low prevalence and abundance of infection and… (More)


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