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Leeches, lice and lampreys: A natural history of skin and gill parasites of fishes
Kearn, G.C. (2004). Leeches, lice and lampreys: A natural history of skin and gill parasites of fishes. Springer: Dordrecht. ISBN 1-4020-2926-8. xvi, 432 pp.

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    VLIZ: Microbiology MIC.31 [269913]

Keywords
    Diseases; Fishes; Leeches; Parasites; Marine; Fresh water

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  • Kearn, G.C.

Abstract
    Many different kinds of animals have adopted a parasitic life style on the skin and gills of marine and freshwater fishes, including protozoans, flatworms, leeches, a range of crustaceans and even some vertebrates (lampreys). There is a parasitic barnacle, described first in the 19th century by Charles Darwin, fish lice that change sex and bivalve molluscs parasitic only when young. This book explores for the first time in one volume, the remarkable biology of these little known and frequently bizarre animals.

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