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Abstract

Two species of the genus AnuretesAnuretes anomalus Pillai, 1967 and A. branchialis Rangnekar, 1953 were recorded from gills of Diagramma pictum (Thunberg, 1792) and Platax teira (Forsskål, 1775), respectively. Fishes were caught off coast of Iraq during the period from January 2011 till April 2012. Illustrated descriptions of both parasites have been given. The prevalence and mean intensity of infection were 58.3% and 7.3, for A. anomalus and 24.6% and 4.2, for A. branchialis.

Keywords

Fish Diagramma Platax Parasites Caligidae Anuretes

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Khamees, N. R. ., & Adday, T. K. . (2017). Record of two Anuretes species (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) from fishes of the Arab Gulf, off Iraq. Basrah J. Agric. Sci., 30(2), 16–26. https://doi.org/10.37077/25200860.2017.50

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