Three new records of copepods (Siphonostomatoida) parasitic on marine fishes of Iraq, including the relegation of two species of Lernanthropinus to Lernanthropinus temminckii (von Nordmann, 1864) SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Three new records of copepods (Siphonostomatoida) parasitic on marine fishes of Iraq, including the relegation of two species of Lernanthropinus to Lernanthropinus temminckii (von Nordmann, 1864)
Author(s)
Maran, B. A. Venmathi; Moon, Seong Yong; Adday, Thamir Katea; Khamees, Najim Rijab; Myoung, Jung-Goo
KIOST Author(s)
Myoung, Jung Goo(명정구)
Publication Year
2014-03
Abstract
Three parasitic copepods (Siphonostomatoida) belonging to three different genera were recovered from marine fishes of Iraq, and are listed here as new records. The sea lice Caligus epinepheli Yamaguti, 1936 (Caligidae) was collected from the Japanese threadfin bream, Nemipterus japonicus (Bloch). It had been frequently reported from teleost fishes around the world. The second record, comprising male and female, was another caligid, rarely caught from fishes - Hermilius longicornis Bassett-Smith, 1898, collected from the giant catfish, Netuma thalassina (Ruppell). This paper features the first description of the male of the latter species. The third record was the lernanthropid, Lernanthropinus temminckii (von Nordmann, 1864) (Lernanthropidae), redescribed based on the specimens collected from the greater lizard fish, Saurida tumbil (Bloch) (Synodontidae). In order to clarify its taxonomic status, our specimen was compared with the holotype of L. gibbosus (Pillai, 1964) from the collections of Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, and the syntypes of L. sauridae Do in Ho and Do, 1985 and L. temminckii from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. We found similarities in the morphology of the body, mouthparts, and legs 1-4 in three above-mentioned species. The prominent feature, the setation pattern of legs 1 and 2 was similar in all the female specimens examined. In the light of this, we formally relegate L. gibbosus and L. sauridae to synonymy with L. temminckii. Another important similarity is that Lernanthropinus gibbosus, L. sauridae, and L. temminckii have exclusively been parasitic on lizardfishes (Synodontidae). The attachment site of all three copepods reported form Iraq were the gill filaments.
ISSN
1230-2821
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2898
DOI
10.2478/s11686-014-0220-8
Bibliographic Citation
ACTA PARASITOLOGICA, v.59, no.1, pp.139 - 152, 2014
Publisher
SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
Subject
CALIGIDAE; WATERS; SEA
Keywords
fish; wild; parasite; copepod; caligid; lernanthropid; Asia; middle-east; Iraq
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
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Research Interests

Fish ecology,Fish taxonomy,Fish stock enhancement,어류생태,어류분류,어류자원증식

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