Lernaea


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Lernaea

a genus of crustaceans in the class Crustacea which attach themselves to the skin of freshwater fish causing ulceration. Affected fish swim sluggishly and grow poorly, and the mortality may be heavy. L. ciprinacea is the common species. Called also anchor worms.
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Accession numbers for 28S sequences are as follows: Calanus finmarchicus: EU375491; Caligus rogercresseyi: HQ667332; Eucyclops serrulatus: KR048793; Eurytemora affinis: KR048914; Labidocera madurae: AB753559; Lepeophtheirus salmonis: KF278675; Lernaea cyprinacea: KP235364; Neocalanus flemingeri: EF460777; Paracyclopina nana: KR048803; Tigriopus californicus, Tigriopus japonicus: EU054307; and Tigriopus kingsejongensis: KX695154.
Epidemiology: Lernaea cyprinacea is an opportunistic species which infecting the fishes of many families and widely distributed in Eurasia, North America and Southern Africa mainly via translocation of edible ornamental cyprinids [15].
Observations on the effects of the Introduced parasite Lernaea cyprinacea on a low land population of a small native fish mountain Galaxias olidus.
2006), indicated that salinity can be used effectively against Lernaea cyprinacea in sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna.
Hacia la mitad de la decada de los setenta, Horacio Rodriguez (in litteris) publico un listado de 46 especies icticas introducidas al pais, principalmente de las familias Anabantidae y Cyprinidae y alerto sobre la aparicion de parasitos y otras enfermedades infectocontagiosas, tal como ocurrio con la dispersion del gusano ancla Lernaea cyprinaceae, pequeno crustaceo que genera una elevada mortalidad dentro de los cultivos de peces.
In 12 species of hosts from a reservoir in Iran, only Cyprinus carpio, Barbus iacerta and Capoeta trutta were parasitized, and parasitic crustaceans community was constituted only by Lernaea cyprinacea and Tracheiiastes poiycoipus (Bozorgnia, Youssefi, Barzegar, Hosseinifard, & Ebrahimpour, 2012).
Present study was aimed to find out the Lernaea susceptibility infestation and its treatment in indigenous major and exotic Chinese carps under polyculture system.
Piscinoodinium pillulare and Lernaea cyprinacea (13) and Oreochromis niloticus infected with I.
Lernaea cyprincea and Argulus foliaceus has been reported parasitizing several freshwater fishes (Bond, 2004; Rasouli et al.
The abdomen and the base of pectoral, pelvic and anal fin of these fishes seem the most common site of attachment of Lernaea than any other area of the body of the fish.