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Comparison of Larval Morphometrics of Lernaea Minuta, a Copepod Parasite of Puntius Gonionotus From Malaysia, With Those of L. Cyprinacea and L. Polymorpha

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The crustacean ectoparasite Lernaea (Copepoda, Lernaeidae) is one of the most important freshwater fish parasites which imposes a serious threat to Malaysian aquaculture. Lernaea cyprinacea and L. polymorpha have been identified from Peninsular Malaysia and their larval morphometrics have been considered inappropriate for species identification. A recent outbreak of lernaeosis occurred in a manmade lake in the Shah Alam recreational park, Selangor Darul Ehsan, West Malaysia and the species responsible was identified as Lernaea minuta. The present study was conducted to elucidate whether the larval morphometrics of L. minuta can be used as a taxonomic character to differentiate it from the other known Malaysian Lernaea species during their early life. The study revealed that L. minuta can be distinctly identified from L. cyprinacea and L. polymorpha using certain larval morphometrics, especially the body length, at and above the second copepodid stage.


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Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


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