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n.1.(Zool.) A Linnæan genus of parasitic Entomostraca, - the same as the family Lernæidæ.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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145) was represented as a monster that Schleicher identifies as the serpent-like Hydra from Greek mythology, although the Hydra of Lernea had nine heads, whereas the Dreyfus caricature had only seven heads.
In our effort to breed marble goby, we found that our broodstock were heavily infected by Lernea. We have assumed that L.cyprinacea reached the culture system from the supplied broodstock and/or from the rearing water.
Many bonytails captured in September 2005 had multiple Lernea infections or fungus, and their general appearance, color, and condition was poor.