Authors: SÜPHAN KARAYTUĞ, SERDAR SAK, ALP ALPER
Abstract: The parasitic copepod Lernaeopoda galei and corresponding order Siphonostomatoida are recorded from Turkish seas for the first time. The parasites were collected from the cloacal region of Mustelus mustelus from Edremit Bay in the Aegean Sea. Descriptions of both sexes were given in detail and the differences observed in the present specimens were compared with previous descriptions of L. galei.
Keywords: Lernaeopoda galei, parasitic copepod, Mustelus mustelus.
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