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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Based on the morphological comparison with all Argulus species, isolated fish lice was identified as Argulus japonicus Thiele, 1899.
Description of Argulids ("Fish lice") body comprises a head of five limb-bearing segments and a trunk, divided into a thoracic region carrying four pairs of strong swimming legs, and a short abdomen, comprise of a single bi-lobed unit (caudal fin) [17].
This is all without mentioning the fish's suffering (overcrowding, fish lice, etc.).