Courtney, A.J. (1991) Occurrence and influence of bopyrid parasites on female penaeid prawns from coastal waters of central Queensland (Australia). Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 42 (6). pp. 615-623.
Article Link(s): http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF9910615
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The bopyrid isopod parasite Parapenaeon prox. expansus has been recorded for the first time from the red spot king prawn, Penaeus longistylus, and the blue-legged king prawn, Penaeus latisulcatus . Previous unpublished reports of Parapenaeon japonicum parasitizing P. longistylus have also been substantiated. Parasite species were not randomly associated with all prawn species but rather were associated with a single prawn host species or species group. The factors that give rise to such specific host-parasite associations, particularly the host-selective behaviour of the parasite and the habitat preferences of the juvenile prawns, are discussed. Bopyrids had no significant effect on the weight of the prawns, but they did have a significant effect on ovary weight and histology, causing sterility in their hosts.
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|Keywords:||Penaeus longistylus; Penaeus latisulcatus; Parapenaeon expansus; Isopoda; ISEW; Australia; Queensland; Shrimp fisheries; Parasites; Host preferences; Sterility; Histology; New records; Host-parasite interactions; Australia, Queensland.|
|Subjects:||Aquaculture and Fisheries > Aquaculture > Fish culture > Diseases and adverse factors|
|Deposited On:||11 Jun 2004|
|Last Modified:||03 Sep 2010 04:44|
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