Information on these parasitic copepods is limited, and our knowledge of Salmincola in the western united States is particularly lacking.
In this study, we collected kokanee salmon from Elevenmile Reservoir to identify the species of Salmincola and to evaluate the prevalence and intensity of parasitism by gill lice by age class of fish.
We dissected whole buccal regions from intact specimens of Salmincola and placed them on microscope slides with a drop of distilled water and a cover slip.
We identified the species of gill lice on kokanee salmon as Salmincola californiensis.
Further, Salmincola californiensis have been found to infest native cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii; Barndt and Stone, 2003) and mountain whitefish (Prosopium williamsoni; Hoffman, 1999), species found in Colorado.
Infestation of Salmincola californiensis (Copepoda: Lernaeopodidae) in wild coho salmon, steelhead, and coastal cutthroat trout juveniles in a small Columbia River tributary.
2% emamectin benzoate) for reducing infestations of Salmincola spp.
2% Emamectin Benzonate)-medicated feed to reduce a natural infestation of Salmincola californiensis in freshwater-reared rainbow trout.
Copepod parasites of freshwater fish: Ergasilus, Achtheres, and Salmincola.
The parasite Salmincola californiensis, which also attaches to its host by means of a bulla (Kabata and Cousens, 1972), seemed to be dependent on its sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) host reaching a large size before the gill filaments became the preferred site of attachment (Kabata and Cousens, 1977).
Host-parasite relationships between sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka, and Salmincola californiensis (Copepoda: Lernaeopodidae).