Original Research

New morphological information on the parasitic copepod Lernanthropus sarbae Kensley & Grindley, 1973 (Copepoda: Lernanthropidae) from Lake St. Lucia, South Africa, using scanning electron microscopy

P.A.S. Olivier, J.P. van Niekerk
Koedoe | Vol 38, No 2 | a317 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v38i2.317 | © 1995 P.A.S. Olivier, J.P. van Niekerk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 26 August 1995 | Published: 26 August 1995

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P.A.S. Olivier, University of the North, South Africa
J.P. van Niekerk, University of the North, South Africa

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New and additional morphological information on both sexes of Lernanthropus sarbae Kensley & Grindley is given. The morphology of a postantennal process, a new discovery from the family Lernanthropidae, is given. Material examined was sampled from the gills of three host species, Acanthopagrus berda Forsskal, Rhabdosargus holubi Steindachner and Rhabdosargus sarba Forsskal, collected from Lake St. Lucia, South Africa. Observations were made with the aid of scanning electron microscopy (SEM).


Copepoda, Lernanthropidae, Lernanthropus sarbae, morphology. Lake St. Lucia, South Africa.


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