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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Removal of the parasite by hand with forceps may control Lernaeidae infections with careful monitoring of the wound [14].
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.
New Host Records for Lernaea cyprinacea (Copepoda), a Parasite of Freshwater Fishes, with a Checklist of the Lernaeidae in Japan (1915 - 2007).
Lernaeidae is a major family of cyclopoid copepods associated with freshwater fish.
The copepod, family lernaeidae have many representative species that are parasites.
A companion report on the Lernaeidae (Wilson, 1917) described 13 Atlantic and Pacific Albatross species, of which 9 were new species.