First record of Lernaea cyprinacea (Crustacea: Copepoda) on Capoeta capoeta (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from Karasu Creek (Van) Eastern Anatolia

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Koyun M., Atıcı A. A.

BIHAREAN BIOLOGIST, vol.12, pp.70-72, 2018 (Scopus)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.70-72
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In the present study, Lernaean parasite (Lernaea cyprinacea) or called cyclopoid copepod parasite was reported on the examined fish species captured from the Karasu Creek (Van, Turkey), in July 2014. Cyclopoid parasites were isolated from the external surface of fins, operculum and body surface of Capoeta capoeta. A total of 82 parasites were found in 20 fish caught. The prevalence of parasites were calculated as 65% and the intensities as 6.31%. The cyclopoid parasite was observed and measured by microscope observations. The morphological features of the parasite specimens and the pictures are given.