Lernaeidae

Lernaeidae

[lər′nē·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of copepod crustaceans in the suborder Caligoida; all are fixed ectoparasites, that is, they penetrate the skin of fresh-water fish.
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Anchor worms (lernaeid parasites), Lernaea polymorpha yu and Lernaea cyprinacea (copepode: lernaeidae) on major carps at different fish farms in Punjab, Pakistan.
Lernaea (Cyclopoida: Lernaeidae), or anchor worms, cause lernaeosis and are parasitic copepod found on the skin and gills of freshwater fish (3,4).
New host records for Lernaea cyprinacea (Copepoda), a parasite of freshwater fishes, with a checklist of the Lernaeidae in Japan (1915-2007).
The major crustaceans parasites commonly encountered in cultured and wild fish are: copepods (ergasilidea and lernaeidae), branchiura (argulidae) and isopods).
The majority of the cyclopoid family Lernaeidae have undergone extensive morphological adaptations hiding their close affinity with the genus Cyclops a well-known live-food.
The copepod, family lernaeidae have many representative species that are parasites.
Effect of the infestation by Lernaea cyprinacea Linnaeus, 1758 (Copepoda, Lernaeidae) on the leucocytes of Schizodon intermedius Garavello & Britski, 1990 (Osteichthyes, Anostomidae).
A companion report on the Lernaeidae (Wilson, 1917) described 13 Atlantic and Pacific Albatross species, of which 9 were new species.
Lernaeidae is a major family of cyclopoid copepods associated with freshwater fish.