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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, Andrews, M and Cobcroft, JM 2007 , 'The first Chondracanthid (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) reported from cultured finfish, with a revised key to the species of Chondracanthus' , Journal of Parasitology, vol. 93, no. 4 , 788 - 795 , doi: 10.1645/GE-1121R.1.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Tang, D and Andrews, M and Cobcroft, JM
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Parasitology
Publisher: American Society of Parasitologists
ISSN: 0022-3395
DOI / ID Number: 10.1645/GE-1121R.1
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