An accidental attachment of Elthusa raynaudii (Isopoda, Cymothoidae) in Etmopterus sp. (Squaliformes, Etmopteridae)

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Williams Jr., E. H., Bunkley-Williams, L., & Ebert, D. A. (2010). An accidental attachment of Elthusa raynaudii (Isopoda, Cymothoidae) in Etmopterus sp. (Squaliformes, Etmopteridae). Acta Parasitologica, 55(1), 99-101. doi:10.2478/s11686-010-0006-6
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TitleAn accidental attachment of Elthusa raynaudii (Isopoda, Cymothoidae) in Etmopterus sp. (Squaliformes, Etmopteridae)
AuthorsE. Williams Jr, L. Bunkley-Williams, D. Ebert
AbstractA female Elthusa raynaudii was found attached on the roof of the mouth facing inward in a lantern shark, Etmopterus sp. in Taiwan. This was backwards to all known cymothoid attachments in the mouths of fishes. This isopod naturally occurs in the gill chamber of fishes. The attachment must have occurred accidentally. This is only the fourth time this isopod has been collected in the northern hemisphere and the first for Taiwan and this host. © Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010.
JournalActa Parasitologica
Date2010
Volume55
Issue1
Start page99
End page101
ISSN1230-2821
SubjectsChondrichthyes, Cymothoidae, Elthusa raynaudii, Etmopteridae, Etmopterus, Isopoda, Pisces, Squaliformes
NoteFish and Fisheries, CODEN: ACTPE

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