oa South African Journal of Wildlife Research - 24-month delayed open access - Occurrence and distribution of parasitic Copepoda (Crustacea) off the southern coast of South Africa

Volume 22, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2410-7220
  • E-ISSN: 2410-8200



Approximately 25 fish species were examined for parasitic copepods during a survey of southern Indian ocean fish populations. Ten species of parasites, i.e. and , were found to infest fish. Hake, , was especially heavily parasitized by for example , which in some localities had a prevalence of 43%. Two sharks, especially bluntnose spiny dogfish, , were as much as 29% infested with . Two parasite species, and are recorded from this region for the first time.

Ongeveer 25 visspesies is ondersoek vir die teenwoordigheid van ektoparasitiese kopepode tydens 'n opname van die visse van die suidelike Indiese oseaan. Tien spesies parasiete, nl. en is gevind. Stokvis, , het besonder hoë ladings, tot 43% van bv. gehad. Twee haaie, veral die stompneus penhaai, was tot 29% met besmet. en is vir die eerste keer aan die Suid-Afrikaanse kus aangeteken.

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