Parasites of scombroid fishes Part II : Parasitic copepoda

Silas, E G and Ummerkutty, A N P (1967) Parasites of scombroid fishes Part II : Parasitic copepoda. In: Proceedings of the Symposium on Scombroid Fishes, Part 3, MBAI, 12-15 January 1962, Mandapam.

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Abstract

The literature on copepod parasites of fishes is profuse and ever increasing, and notable contributions which include parasitic copepods found on scombroid fishes are mainly to be found in the works of Brian (1906, 1935), Heller (1865), Kirtisinghe (1933- ), Leigh-Sharpe (1930), Pearse (1951, 1952), Scott and Scott (1913), Shiino (1952- ), Steenstrup and Lutken (1861), Wilson (1905-1944), Yamaguti (1936, 1939), and several others. A perusal of the literature shows that hardly a dozen species of copepod parasites have been described as new or recorded as occurring on scombroid fishes (mack_erels, seerfishes or Spanish mackerel, tunas and billfishes) found in the Indian seas, while at least 58 species appear to have been described or recorded (chiefly from eleven families of Caligoida and Lernaeopodoida) from scombroid fishes from various parts of the world. Our collections.from Indian scornbroid fishes contain seven species of parasitic copepods, most of which are new distributional records.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Parasites; scombroid fishes; Parasitic copepodes
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries > Scombridae
Copepods
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:2436
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:17 Aug 2010 16:28
Last Modified:18 Aug 2010 21:17

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