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Occurrence of Ergasilus megaceros Wilson, 1916, in the sea lamprey and other fishes from North America

Journal of Parasitology

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Abstract

Ergasilus megaceros (Copepoda: Ergasilidae) was recovered from the nasal fossae (lamellae) of the olfactory sac in 1 (1.8%) of 56 sea lampreys, Petromyzon marinus Linne, 1758, collected in May 2002 from the Cheboygan River, Michigan. Although the sea lamprey is a new host record for E. megaceros, this fish species may not be a preferred host because of its low prevalence. Ergasilus megaceros is the second ergasilid species reported from the sea lamprey in North America. This is the third report of an ergasilid species infecting the nasal fossae of fishes in North America, with E. rhinos being the only other species reported from this site.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Occurrence of Ergasilus megaceros Wilson, 1916, in the sea lamprey and other fishes from North America
Series title:
Journal of Parasitology
Volume
90
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 184-185
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Parasitology
First page:
184
Last page:
185
Number of Pages:
1