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Ecology and Zoogeography of Parasites of Antarctic Fish
Entry ID: ASAC_67

Abstract: The body surface, mouth, gills, internal organs and tissues of 368 teleost fish of 26 species from Prydz Bay, Heard Island, Macquarie Island, Davis Station and Casey Station in Antarctica were examined for parasites. At least eight species of Monogenea, seven species of Copepoda, and five or six species of Acanthocephala were recorded. Overall, the fauna of Monogenea and Copepoda of Antarctic fish is much poorer than that of lower latitudes, and there are fewer species of Gyrodactylidae relative to other Monogenea than at higher northern latitudes. Abundance and species richness of Acanthocephala are relatively high.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -51.0   S: -70.0   E: 110.0   W: 69.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rohde, K..
Dataset Title: Ecology and Zoogeography of Parasites of Antarctic Fish
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-09-30
Stop Date: 1992-03-31
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Rohde, K., Ho, J.S., Smales, L., Williams, R. (1998), Parasites of Antarctic Fishes: Monogenea, Copepoda and Acantocephala, Marine and Freshwater Research, 49, 121-5
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23