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Title: Ultrastructure of the cuticle of chalimus larva of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer, 1837) (Copepoda, Caligidae)
Author(s): Bron, James
Shinn, Andrew
Sommerville, Christina
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Keywords: Lepeophtheirus salmonis
Issue Date: 2000
Date Deposited: 14-Nov-2012
Citation: Bron J, Shinn A & Sommerville C (2000) Ultrastructure of the cuticle of chalimus larva of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Kroyer, 1837) (Copepoda, Caligidae). Contributions to Zoology, 69 (1/2), pp. 39-49.
Abstract: The cuticle of the chalimus II stage of Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) comprised a four-layered epicuticle with a pronounced fuzzy coat which was separated from the outer and inner procuticles by a layer of transitional procuticle. The cuticle is underlain by a single-layered epidermis which overlies integumental glands and chromatophores. The structure of this cuticle is very similar to that described for free-living copepods and does not display the modifications associated with more highly transformed parasitic species.
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