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1 March 2014 Prevalence and intensity of the parasitic copepod (Salmincola californiensis) on Kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in a reservoir in Colorado
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Copepods of the genus Salmincola (gill lice) parasitize salmonids. We collected kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) from a reservoir in Colorado to identify the species of gill lice present and investigate intensity and prevalence of infestations. We observed increasing intensity and prevalence with age of fish. Our study adds to limited knowledge of infestations of Salmincola in Colorado and the western United States.
Lauren N. Hargis, Jesse M. Lepak, Estevan M. Vigil and Carolyn Gunn "Prevalence and intensity of the parasitic copepod (Salmincola californiensis) on Kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in a reservoir in Colorado," The Southwestern Naturalist 59(1), (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1894/N06-JC-72.1
Received: 7 January 2013; Accepted: 1 March 2013; Published: 1 March 2014
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