The role of Callionymus lyra (L.) and C. reticulatus in the life cycle of Lernaeocera lusci in Belgian coastal waters (Southern Bight of the North Sea)

P.A. Van Damme, D. Maertens, A. Arrumm, O. Hamerlynck, F. Ollevier

    Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

    214 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    A survey of the dragonet Callionymus lyra and the reticulated dragonet C. reticulatus from Belgian coastal waters (Southern Bight of the North Sea) in June 1991 revealed 34% of dragonets infected with 1–7 Lernaeocera lusci. This same parasite infected 9% of the reticulated dragonets (mean intensity =1). Parasite size is host-size-dependent. Of the parasites collected from C, lyra 64% were gravid adults (substage X), and a significant positive relationship between the number of eggs and axial length of the parasite was found. The parasites were overdispersed within the dragonet population (s2/m =1.67)
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)395-401
    JournalJournal of Fish Biology
    Volume42
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of Callionymus lyra (L.) and C. reticulatus in the life cycle of Lernaeocera lusci in Belgian coastal waters (Southern Bight of the North Sea)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this