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Radhakrishnan S., Nair N.B., 1983. Nature of crustacean infestation of fishes along the South-west coast of India. I. Distribution, mode of attachment to the host tissue, and incidence and intensity of infestation. Acta Ichthyol. Piscat. 13 (2): 93-115.

The distribution of the parasites on the host, their mode of attachment to the host tissue, and the incidence and intensity of infestation of 17 species of copepods belonging to eight families and of four species of isopods belonging to the family Cymothoidae infesting 12 species of marine fishes along the South-west (Trivandrum) coast of India are described. The parasites show host specificity and they are highly selective as to the of attachment on the host. Incidence and intensity of infestation of the majority of the parasites examined are higher in the female fish than in the male.

 

 

DOI: 10.3750/AIP1983.13.2.06

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