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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Moulting in the chalimus larva of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda, Caligidae)
Authors: Bron, James
Shinn, Andrew
Sommerville, Christina
Contact Email: aps1@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Lepeophtheirus salmonis
chalimus
Copepoda
moult
cuticle
ultrastructure
parasite
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturis
Citation: Bron J, Shinn A & Sommerville C (2000) Moulting in the chalimus larva of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda, Caligidae), Contributions to Zoology, 69 (1/2), pp. 31-38.
Abstract: The ultrastructure of moulting in the chalimus phase of the parasitic caligid copepod Lepeophtheirus salmonis is described for the first time. The major features of the moult sequence correspond to those of other Crustacea, save for the absence of a distinguishable intermoult as defined by reduced epidermal activity and a cessation of cuticle production. This latter may be explained either in terms of a continuous moulting process related to the constant food supply available to a parasite or in terms of a highly abbreviated intermoult period. The findings are discussed with respect to studies of other Crustacean species.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9954
URL: http://www.ctoz.nl/ctz/vol69/nr01/art03
Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given.
Affiliation: Aquaculture
Aquaculture
Aquaculture

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