Keywords

Metazoan, parasites, Antarctic region, marine fishes

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Turkish Journal of Parasitology

Language

English

College

Life Sciences

Department

Biology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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Biology Commons

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