Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 14(1): 149-156, doi: 10.3750/AIP1984.14.1-2.10
Parasitic fauna of the barracouta, Thyrsites atun (Euphrasen, 1791) from off New Zealand
expand article infoJ. Wierzbicka, M. Gajda
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Detailed parasitologic examinations were made on 53 individuals of the barracouta. The parasitic fauna was found to consist of 8 species belonging to the Monogenea, Cestoda, Trematoda, Nematoda, and Crustacea. Two of those species are harmful for man. The magnitude of infestation and the location of parasites are reported on; the invasion was found to depend, to some extent, on the size of the host.