On Bomolochus jonesi sp. Nov. parasitic on the eye of the Indian mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta

Sam Bennet, P (1967) On Bomolochus jonesi sp. Nov. parasitic on the eye of the Indian mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta. Journal of The Marine Biological Association of India , 9 (1). pp. 132-136.

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Abstract

Eye parasites belonging to the genus Bomolochus are comparatively few. Two species have been recorded hitherto from the Indian waters, B. sardinellae Bennet (1964) and B. varunae Bennet (1966). Both of them were found on the eyes of clupeid fishes. The present species was found on the eye of the Indian mackerel Rastrelliger kanagurta from the Calicut coast. As in other eye parasites B. jonesi is lodged between the eye ball and the adipose lid of the host. At times, when disturbed it goes deeper in the orbit over the eye ball, hiding from outside view. Over two hundred specimens, all females, were obtained between August 1965 and July 1966. During August, November and February about 60% of the host fish were infested. In July all the fish examined (over 50) were parasitised. The species name is chosen in grateful appreciation for the encouragement given by Dr. S. Jones in this study on the eye parasites of fishes.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bomolochus jonesi; Indian mackerel
Subjects:Pelagic Fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Pelagic Fisheries
ID Code:892
Deposited By:Edwin Joseph
Deposited On:04 Jun 2010 17:02
Last Modified:05 Jun 2010 14:23

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