copepod parasite, Lernanthropus indicus (Pillai, 1967), was recorded first time from the marine fish Otolithes ruber (Bloch & Schneider 1801) and Sphyraena putnamae (Jordan & Seale 1905) captured from Karachi coast Pakistan. Lernanthropus indicus (Pillai, 1967) is a rare species and was only reported from marine fishes of India, Iraq and Egypt. This is the Fourth report on this species in the World and first report from Pakistan.
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