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

Authors

  • Concepción Cuyás Fishery Resources, Dept. Biología, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • José Juan Castro Fishery Resources, Dept. Biología, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Ana Teresa Santana-Ortega Fishery Resources, Dept. Biología, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Enrique Carbonell Facultad de Biología, Univ. of Valencia

DOI:

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

Keywords:

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

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

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Published

2004-03-30

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Cuyás C, Castro JJ, Santana-Ortega AT, Carbonell E. 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. scimar [Internet]. 2004Mar.30 [cited 2023Feb.2];68(1):159-63. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/353

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