A NEW RECORD OF THE PARASITIC COPEPOD, LERNANTHROPUS INDICUS (PILLAI, 1967) (SIPHONOSTOMATOIDA: LERNANTHROPIDAE) FROM KARACHI COAST PAKISTAN
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Keywords

Copepod parasite
Fish parasites
Gill parasites
Lernanthropus indicus

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Farooq, S., Batool, A., Ara, M., & Arshad, N. (2019). A NEW RECORD OF THE PARASITIC COPEPOD, LERNANTHROPUS INDICUS (PILLAI, 1967) (SIPHONOSTOMATOIDA: LERNANTHROPIDAE) FROM KARACHI COAST PAKISTAN. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 28(1), 1–4. Retrieved from http://pakjmsuok.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/10

Abstract

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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