fish louse


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fish louse

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(Animals) any small flat rounded crustacean of the subclass Branchiura, having sucking mouth parts: parasites of fish
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Noun1.fish louse - a kind of copepodfish louse - a kind of copepod      
copepod, copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
Branchiura, order Branchiura - copepods with suctorial mouthparts; parasitic on fishes
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Live foods can also be fed as a variety and may help relieve constipation but should be monitored closely as these may lead to spread of parasites such as fish louse and diseases such as fish tuberculosis.
DUE to a recent outbreak of the fish louse, argulus, in a Central Scotland stillwater, Menteith anglers will not be allowed to use their own drogues until they are disinfected by staff.