Ryota Hasegawa

Ecological study of the lernaeopodid copepod of the genus Salmincola -geographic distribution and causality between host body condition and infection

Abstract: The genus Salmincola is an ectoparasitic copepod group commonly infecting the gill and mouth cavities of freshwater salmonids. Historically, the members of the genus have been known as major pests in hatcheries, but studies shedding light on their ecology in the wild have been limited. Here, I present the recent studies examining the distribution pattern within/among watersheds and effects on the host of Salmincola spp. in the Japanese region.