Epibiosis and rhizocephalan
infestation patterns in relation to the reproductive biology of Lithodes ferox (Filhol.
It is well documented in the literature that the infection by rhizocephalan
parasite inhabits moulting in crabs which makes infected crab an ideal host for epizoic barnacles (Phillips and Cannon, 1978).
To the north and south of the sampling locations, on three locations (Piazzi Island, Low Island and Caleta Olla) we observed four animals infested by two kinds of parasites; the rhizocephalan
cirriped Briarosaccus callosus (1-2 parasites per crab) and the isopod P.
Combined effects of seawater temperature and salinity on development of the larvae of the rhizocephalan
Peltogaster reticulatus (Crustacea: Cirrapedia).
Effects of crustacean parasitic castrators (epicaridean isopods and rhizocephalan
barnacles) on growth of crustacean hosts.
A preliminary investigation of the possible effects of rhizocephalan
parasitism on the management of the crab fishery around South Georgia.
The effects of the rhizocephalan
parasites Peltogaster paguri Rathke and Gemmosaccus sulcatus (Lilljeborg) on five species of paguridan hosts (Crustacea, Decapoda).
Akentrogonid" host invasion and an entirely new type of life cycle in the rhizocephalan
parasite Clistosaccus paguri (Thecostraca: Cirripedia).
Although adults occur in salinities from about 0-18 ppt (Ryan, 1956) in estuaries, reproductive areas for R harrisii are limited by the presence of the rhizocephalan
parasite Loxothylaxus panopaei.
Also, the parasitism by a sacculinid rhizocephalan
was analyzed to discuss possible effects on the reproductive success.
Low salinity decreased induction of metamorphosis of the Rhizocephalan
barnacle Loxothylacus texanus (Tindle et al.
Parasites found in adult humpback shrimp include protozoan microsporidia, rhizocephalan
barnacles, and branchial isopods (Kurata 1964, Boutillier & Nguyen 1999).