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Parasites of coral reef fish: how much do we know? With a bibliography of fish parasites in New Caledonia.

@article{Justine2010ParasitesOC,
  title={Parasites of coral reef fish: how much do we know? With a bibliography of fish parasites in New Caledonia.},
  author={J. Justine},
  journal={Belgian Journal of Zoology},
  year={2010},
  pages={155-190}
}
  • J. Justine
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Belgian Journal of Zoology
A compilation of 107 references dealing with fish parasites in New Caledonia permitted the production of a parasite-host list and a host-parasite list. The lists include Turbellaria, Monopisthocotylea, Polyopisthocotylea, Digenea, Cestoda, Nematoda, Copepoda, Isopoda, Acanthocephala and Hirudinea, with 580 host-parasite combinations, corresponding with more than 370 species of parasites. Protozoa are not included. Platyhelminthes are the major group, with 239 species, including 98… Expand

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