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, 31 (3), 239-41

First Report of Pennella Balaenopterae Koren and Danielssen, 1877 (Copepoda: Pennelidae) From Turkey

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First Report of Pennella Balaenopterae Koren and Danielssen, 1877 (Copepoda: Pennelidae) From Turkey

Erdoğan Ciçek et al. Turkiye Parazitol Derg.

Abstract

A parasitic copepod, Pennella balaenopterae Koren and Danielssen, 1877 (Copepoda: Pennelidae), has been reported from the fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus (Cetacaea: Mysticeti), which was found dead on the Avluk beach (Yumurtalik seaport, Iskenderun Bay, Northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey) in 6 May, 2002. This is the first report of Pennella balaenopterae in the Turkish seas.

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