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

Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
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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
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 161
Last page 163
Country United States
State Washington
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