THE INCIDENCE OF CARCINONEMERTES CARCINOPHILA (KOLLIKER) ON SOME DECAPOD CRUSTACEANS FROM THE SCOTTISH WEST COAST

@article{Comely1989THEIO,
  title={THE INCIDENCE OF CARCINONEMERTES CARCINOPHILA (KOLLIKER) ON SOME DECAPOD CRUSTACEANS FROM THE SCOTTISH WEST COAST},
  author={C. Comely and A. Ansell},
  journal={Ophelia},
  year={1989},
  volume={30},
  pages={225-233}
}
From May 1985 until June 1987, decapod crustaceans in the Firth of Lome were caught monthly by creeling. Ovigerous animals were preserved, and the gills and egg masses examined for evidence of infestation by the nemertean parasite Carcinonemertes carcinophila. Samples of the gills from male and non-ovigerous female crabs were also retained, and examined for the encysted juvenile stage. In the early months of 1989, a few ovigerous Carcinus maenas obtained by diving were examined. Ovigerous… Expand
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