Title: Infection dynamics of lernaeocera-lusci on sand goby pomatoschistus-minutus in the oosterschelde (the netherlands)
Authors: Vandamme, Pa ×
Ollevier, Frans #
Issue Date: Jul-1994
Publisher: Inter-research
Series Title: Diseases of aquatic organisms vol:19 issue:2 pages:83-87
Abstract: Male and female sand gobies Pomatoschistus minutus (Pallas) from the Oosterschelde (The Netherlands) were examined for the crustacean mesoparasite Lemaeocera lusci (Bassett-Smith) from April to July 1992. Prevalence increased steeply from 4% in April to 80% (females) and 57% (males) in June, The peak abundance of recently attached infective stages (pennella larvae) on sand gobies was found in May, By June, about 70% of parasites were in the post-metamorphosis stage and possessed egg strings. Significant differences in abundance between males and females were found in June but not in May, This may be due to sex-specific differences in behaviour during spawning time. The majority of post-spawning fish probably died in July. Fish of the new year class which were captured in July harboured no parasites.
ISSN: 0177-5103
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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