The parasitic isopods, Anilocra frontalis and Anilocra physodes (Crustacea; Isopoda) on some marine fish in Antalya Gulf, Turkey


İNNAL D., KIRKIM F. , Erk'akan F.

BULLETIN OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FISH PATHOLOGISTS, vol.27, no.6, pp.239-241, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF FISH PATHOLOGISTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-241

Abstract

Specimens of Anilocra frontalis Milne-Edwards, 1840 and Anilocra physodes (Linnaeus, 1758) (Cymothoidae - Isopoda) were observed on 7 fish species (Oblado melanura (Linnaeus, 1758), Boops boops (Linnaeus, 1758), Pagellus erythrinus (Linnaeus, 1758), Lithognathus mormyrus (Linnaeus, 1758), Diplodus annularis (Linnaeus, 1758), Sphyraena chrysotaenia Klunzinger, 1884, Liza aurata (Risso, 1810)) belonging to Sparidae, Sphyraenidae and Mugulidae families on the coast of Antalya, Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Prevalence (percent of hosts infected) and intensity (mean number of parasites per infected host) were calculated for all species. This is the first record of the Anilocra frontalis and Anilocra physodes for the Mediterranean coast of Turkey.