Ergasilus


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Ergasilus

a miniature crustacean of the subclass Copepoda.

Ergasilus sieboldi
found as parasites on the gills of many freshwater fish causing impairment of the respiration, growth and sexual maturation. Heavy infestations can kill the host fish.
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lepisostei Lepisosteus Skin Bangham & platostomus Venard, 1942 Ergasilus caeruleus Micropterus Gills Venard, salmoides 1940 E.
The parasitic copepod Ergasilus caeruleus occurred in low abundance on the gills of 18 percent of the host fish, and a single Achtheres sp.