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Prevalence of the parasitic copepod Haemobaphes intermedius on juvenile buffalo sculpins from Washington State

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health

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DOI: 10.1577/H04-006.1

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Abstract

The parasitic copepod, Haemobaphes intermedius, was detected in 62% of juvenile buffalo sculpins Enophrys bison, a previously unreported host, from the San Juan Islands archipelago in Washington State. Most infestations were characterized by the presence of a single female copepod infestations with multiple H. intermedius occurred either unilaterally or bilaterally in 29% of parasitized individuals. Impaired condition of parasitized hosts was indicated by significantly lower total lengths and weights (34.9 mm; 1.6 g) than in unparasitized cohorts (38.9 mm; 2.1 g). Host specificity was indicated by the failure to detect H. intermedius in 43 sympatric great sculpins Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus from the same location.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Prevalence of the parasitic copepod Haemobaphes intermedius on juvenile buffalo sculpins from Washington State
Series title:
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
DOI:
10.1577/H04-006.1
Volume
16
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2004
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
First page:
161
Last page:
163
Number of Pages:
3