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By W.H.R. Lumsden, R. Muller, J.R. Baker (Eds.)

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B. HOST SELECTION The problems of host location and recognition are further compounded by the fact that copepods do not uniformly infect all individuals within host populations. This implies that either their chances of infecting different host individuals are not equal, or some individuals of the host species are more suitable than others. The former alternative usually has an ecological basis. For example, Walkey et al. (1970) found that the burden of Thersitina gasterostei (Pagenstecher, 1861) on sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus, was in part dependent on the salinity of the environment.

Burnett-Herkes (1974) found more Caligus belones Kreryer, 1863, C. coryphaenae Steenstrum and Liitken, 1861, C. patulus Wilson, 1937, C. productus Dana, 1852, C. quadratus Shiino, 1954, and Euryphorus nordmanni Edwards, 1840, on larger Coryphaena hippurus than on the smaller ones. Cressey and Collette (1970) distinguished two groups of species in their study of copepod parasites of needlefishes (Belonidae). ” This group was exemplified by Lernanthropus Blainville, 1822, Caligodes Heller, 1865 and Colobomatus Hesse, 1873.

1970) reported an increase in infection of Gasterosteus aculeatus by Thersitina gasterostei with the size of the fish. Bortone (1971) and Bortone et al. (1978) noted a heavier burden of Ergasiha manicatus Wilson, 1911, and Bomolochus concinnus Wilson, 1911, on larger Menidia beryllina and M . peninsulae, while Hanek and Fernando (1978c, 1978d) found the same in the association between Lepomis gibbosus and Ambloplitis rupestris, on the one hand, and three copepod species (Achtheres ambloplitis Kellicott, 1880, Ergasilus caeruleus Wilson, 1911, and E.

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