Dipteropeltis

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Dipteropeltis hirundo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Branchiura
Order: Arguloida
Family: Argulidae
Genus: Dipteropeltis
Calman, 1912
Species: D. hirundo
Binomial name
Dipteropeltis hirundo
Calman, 1912 [1]

Dipteropeltis hirundo is a little-known species of fish louse. It is an ectoparasite of fish in South America,[2] including piranhas[3] and Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ T. Chad Walter (July 15, 2008). T. Chad Walter; Geoff Boxshall, eds. "Dipteropeltis hirundo Calman, 1912". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ O. S. Møller; J. Olesen; A. Avenant-Oldewage; P. F. Thomsen; H. Glenner (2008). "First maxillae suction discs in Branchiura (Crustacea): Development and evolution in light of the first molecular phylogeny of Branchiura, Pentastomida, and other Maxillopoda" (PDF). Arthropod Structure & Development. 37: 333–346. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2007.12.002. PMID 18394959. 
  3. ^ Lucélia Nobre Carvalho; Kleber Del-Claro; Ricardo Massato Takemoto (2003). "Host–parasite interaction between branchiurans (Crustacea: Argulidae) and piranhas (Osteichthyes: Serrasalminae) in the Pantanal wetland of Brazil". Environmental Biology of Fishes. 67 (3): 289–296. doi:10.1023/A:1025899925545. 
  4. ^ M. Mamani; C. Hamel; P. A. Van Damme (2004). "Ectoparasites (Crustacea: Branchiura) of Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum (surubí) and P. tigrinum (chuncuina) in Bolivian whitewater floodplains" (PDF). Ecología en Bolivia. 39 (2): 9–20. 

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