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The first Chondracanthid (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) reported from cultured finfish, with a revised key to the species of Chondracanthus

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Tang, D and Andrews, M and Cobcroft, JM, The first Chondracanthid (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) reported from cultured finfish, with a revised key to the species of Chondracanthus, Journal of Parasitology, 93, (4) pp. 788 - 795. ISSN 0022-3395 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1645/GE-1121R.1

Abstract

A new species of the Chondracanthidae (Copepoda: Cyclopoida), Chondracanthus goldsmidi, is described based on material collected from the nasobranchial region of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata [Forster]) cultured at the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, Marine Research Laboratories, Australia. This represents the first report of a chondracanthid copepod infecting cultured finfish and the first metazoan parasite from cultured striped trumpeter. Chondracanthus goldsmidi n. sp. can be distinguished from its female congeners by the absence of lateral processes on the head and the presence of 3 pairs of lateral trunk outgrowths, 3 middorsal body outgrowths (of which the first 2 are rounded), a small and subcylindrical antennule, and unornamented legs 1 and 2. A revised key to the 39 valid species of Chondracanthus is provided. © American Society of Parasitologists 2007.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Veterinary Sciences
Research Field:Veterinary Parasitology
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Andrews, M (Ms Melanie Andrews)
Author:Cobcroft, JM (Dr Jennifer Cobcroft)
ID Code:45054
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2009-10-29
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