Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Aquaculture Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Moulting in the chalimus larva of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda, Caligidae)
Author(s): Bron, James
Shinn, Andrew
Sommerville, Christina
Contact Email:
Keywords: Lepeophtheirus salmonis
Issue Date: 2000
Date Deposited: 14-Nov-2012
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.
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.
Licence URL(s):

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Bron Shinn Sommerville 2000a.pdfFulltext - Published Version5.35 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

A file in this item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.