In a compendium of current knowledge about the crustacean subclass Branchiura
Thorell, 1864, Neethling and Avenant-Oldewage provide an overview of the group, starting from the first species description, and reporting taxonomic changes up to the present.
Members of the branchiura
and isopod parasite are relatively large in both sexes, while copepod is the most common crustacean parasites and are microscopic with both free-living and parasitic stages in their life cycle .
sowerbyi has a worldwide distribution in tropical and subtropical fresh waters (Brinkhurst and Jamieson 1971) and is considered to be widespread in North America (Kathman and Brinkhurst 1998).
NR Bivalvia total NR Oligochaeta Branchiura
sowerbyi 50 [+ or -] 105 (20) Stylaria lacustris NR Oligochaeta sp.
Yamaguti S (1963b) Parasitic copepoda and branchiura
of fishes, Interscience.
The dorsal pores on the caudal rami have not been reported previously in the genus Argulus nor in any other member of the Branchiura
, but similar pores on the ventral surface of the caudal rami of Unicolax collateralis Cressey and Boyle Cressey (Copepoda: Bomolochidae) were shown by Cressey and Boyle Cressey (1980, their Fig.
Krebstiere, Crustacea; Kiemen- und BlattfuBer, Branchiopoda; Fiscblause, Branchiura
Fish may be parasitized by species of crustaceans of various taxa, especially Copepoda, Branchiura
The mean temperature of the column of water and rainfall had a strong correlation with Branchiura
sowerbyi in December 2009 and January 2010, when lake depth was relatively low despite the high rainfall.
Krebstiere, Crustacea, Kiemen- und Blattfusser, Branchiopoda, Fischlause, Branchiura
Phylogenetic analysis showed that pentastomes formed their own branch in proximity to the Branchiura
and Remipedia, a finding which is consistent with results of a previous study by others who investigated A.
Entre os cinco gêneros que formam a subclasse Branchiura
, o gênero Argulus é o que possui maior número de caracteres apomórficos e, conseqüentemente, o que apresenta estruturas mais eficientes à vida parasitária, dentro do grupo (Malta, 1983).
Krebstiere, Crustacea: Kiemen- und Blattfusser, Branciopoda Fischlause, Branchiura