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A new species of Argulus from Kosi Bay, South Africa and distribution records of the genus

Annemarie Avenant-Oldewage
Koedoe | Vol 37, No 2 | a339 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v37i2.339 | © 1994 Annemarie Avenant-Oldewage | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 August 1994 | Published: 27 August 1994

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Annemarie Avenant-Oldewage, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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A new species of the fish ectoparasite Argulus i.e. A. kosus is described from Kosi Bay in South Africa. This species is characterised by deep antero-lateral depressions of the dorsal carapace which delimit a pronounced frontal region, scales are present on the mouth tube, varying numbers of sclerites are present on the maxillae, no flagella occur on the swimming legs nor any scales on the antennae. The shape of the respiratory areas are also typical for this species. A table of the distribution of the genus in South Africa and a map showing the localities, is also included.


Argulus, Kosi Bay, distribution


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