The discovery of Caligus temnodontis Brian, 1924 (Copepoda: Caligidae) from the bluefish Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus) in the eastern Mediterranean Sea


ÖZAK A. A. , EL-RASHIDY H. H. , DEMİRKALE İ. , BOXSHALL G. A.

SYSTEMATIC PARASITOLOGY, cilt.76, ss.223-230, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 76 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11230-010-9253-z
  • Dergi Adı: SYSTEMATIC PARASITOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.223-230

Özet

The temnodontis variety of Caligus mauritanicus Brian, 1924 described by Brian (1924) is a valid species known only from a single host species, Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus). New material of this species has been examined from the same host fish caught from Abuqir Bay, Alexandria (Egypt), from Iskenderun Bay (Turkey) and from off the coast of South Africa. Using this material, C. temnodontis Brian, 1924 is redescribed and compared with related species. It is most closely related to the Indo-Pacific species C. pagrosomi Yamaguti, 1939.