First Record of Caligus zei (Copepoda: Caligidae) on John Dory, Zeus faber in Turkish Marine Waters

Oktener A., Sirin M., İŞMEN A., Kara A., Daban B., ARSLAN İHSANOĞLU M.

THALASSAS, vol.34, no.1, pp.153-157, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s41208-017-0047-9
  • Journal Name: THALASSAS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.153-157
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The parasitic copepod, Caligus zei Norman and Scott T., 1906 was found on the John dory (Zeus faber Linnaeus, 1758) during a demersal fish stock assessment in the Sea of Marmara during April 2017. This is the first report of this copepod in Turkish marine waters. Descriptions of the male and female Caligus zei, including details of appendage structure of recovered specimens, are provided.