Infection of Sphyrion laevigatum (Copepoda: Sphyriidae) on Genypterus blacodes (Pisces: Ophidiidae) from the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic.

@article{Brickle2003InfectionOS,
  title={Infection of Sphyrion laevigatum (Copepoda: Sphyriidae) on Genypterus blacodes (Pisces: Ophidiidae) from the Falkland Islands, South Atlantic.},
  author={Paul Brickle and Nicole G. Buxton and Elizabeth Villalon},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={242-4}
}
The degree of parasitism by the parasitic copepod Sphyrion laevigatum on kingclip Genypterus blacodes in the Falkland Islands was investigated. In a sample of 719 kingclip, ranging in size from 35 to 145 cm total length, the prevalence of infection was 49%. The number of parasites per fish ranged from 0 to 24, with only 2% of the sample having more than 5 parasites. There was a significant increase in mean abundance of parasites with increasing fish age and length (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05… CONTINUE READING

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