Scientia Marina, Vol 68, No 1 (2004)

Insular stock identification of Serranus atricauda (Pisces: Serranidae) through the presence of Ceratothoa steindachneri (Isopoda, Cymothoidae) and Pentacapsula cutanea (Myxozoa, Pentacapsulidae) in the Canary Islands


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2004.68n1159

Concepción Cuyás
Fishery Resources, Dept. Biología, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

José Juan Castro
Fishery Resources, Dept. Biología, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Ana Teresa Santana-Ortega
Fishery Resources, Dept. Biología, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Enrique Carbonell
Facultad de Biología, Univ. of Valencia, Spain

Abstract


Ceratothoa steindachneri (Isopoda: Cymothoidae) and Pentacapsula cutanea (Myxozoa: Pentacapsulidae) parasites infecting the blacktail-comber (Serranus atricauda) were considered suitable as biological tags for stock identification around the islands of La Palma and Gran Canaria, in the Western and Eastern areas of the Canarian archipelago, respectively. The ecological parameters of both species differed significantly between the islands. While individuals caught off La Palma showed a high degree of infection by the isopod, a single infected fish was found off Gran Canaria. Also, the myxozoans showed a high level of infection on fish from Gran Canaria but it was reported on only a single specimen from La Palma

Keywords


Canary Islands; Serranus atricauda; parasites; Ceratothoa steindachneri; Pentacapsula cutanea

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