Infestation of the pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) by the copepod Lernaea Cyprinacea (Crustacea) - some ecological aspects

Mala-Maria Stavrescu-Bedivan, Oana Popa, Florin Aioanei, Luis Popa
2011 Travaux du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa  
Infestation of the pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) by the copepod Lernaea Cyprinacea (Crustacea) - some ecological aspects The copepod Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus, 1758 is known by the large spectrum of fish hosts which it infests, and to which it can cause haemorrhages and ulcerations. The paper focuses on some aspects of the relation between the Pumpkinseed sunfish and this copepod: infestation parameters, preferred attaching situs, relationship between the host size and
more » ... the host size and parasitisation degree, as well as the visible effects of this parasite left on the fish body, in the Moara Domnească Lake, Romania.
doi:10.2478/v10191-011-0004-4 fatcat:wxpgto4ahnctvlnf3ctqk27hbe