Metazoan, parasites, Antarctic region, marine fishes
To date, there have been nearly 100 papers published on metazoan parasites of Antarctic fishes, but there has not yet been any compilation of a species list of fish parasites for this large geographic area. Herein, we provide a list of all documented occurrences of monogenean, cestode, digenean, acanthocephalan, nematode, and hirudinean parasites of Antarctic fishes. The list includes nearly 250 parasite species found in 142 species of host fishes. It is likely that there are more species of fish parasites, which are yet to be documented from Antarctic waters.
Original Publication Citation
Oguz, M.C., Y. Tepe, M.C. Belk, R. Heckmann, B. Aslan, M. Gurgen, R.A. Bray, U. Akgul. 2015. Metazoan parasites of Antarctic Fishes. Turkish Journal of Parasitology 39:174-178.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Oğuz, Mehmet Cemal; Tepe, Yahya; Belk, Mark C.; Heckmann, Richard A.; Aslan, Burçak; Gürgen, Meryem; Bray, Rodney A.; and Akgül, Ülker, "Metazoan Parasites of Antarctic Fishes" (2015). Faculty Publications. 5438.
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