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Global Diversity and Ecological Function of Parasites of Euphausiids

  • Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez
  • So Kawaguchi
  • José Raúl Morales-Ávila

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, José Raúl Morales-Ávila, So Kawaguchi
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, José Raúl Morales-Ávila, So Kawaguchi
    Pages 17-38
  4. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, So Kawaguchi, José Raúl Morales-Ávila
    Pages 39-41
  5. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, So Kawaguchi, José Raúl Morales-Ávila
    Pages 43-53
  6. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, So Kawaguchi, José Raúl Morales-Ávila
    Pages 55-57
  7. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, So Kawaguchi, José Raúl Morales-Ávila
    Pages 59-131
  8. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, José Raúl Morales-Ávila, So Kawaguchi
    Pages 133-197
  9. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, So Kawaguchi, José Raúl Morales-Ávila
    Pages 199-205
  10. Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez, So Kawaguchi, José Raúl Morales-Ávila
    Pages 207-208

About this book

Introduction

This volume critically reviews all previously published work of parasites that interact with krill (order Euphausiacea) updating misconceptions and summarizing the diversity of epibionts, ectoparasites, mesoparasites and endoparasites that interact with these crustaceans. As far as we know, there is a lack of books about parasites of marine crustaceans not targeted to fisheries and aquaculture. Thus, this would be the most complete and integrative monograph of parasites of marine zooplankton and micro nektonic organisms worldwide. Krill form immense aggregations and serve as food for multiple planktonic and nektonic predators playing a crucial role in pelagic food web. Besides, several species are also used for human consumption. For these reasons there is a growing concern about the health issues that krill parasites may impose on other species, including us. This book provides a comprehensive review of parasites of a crustacean order that can extrapolate to potential parasites in other crustacean taxa worldwide. 

Keywords

Epibiont Euphausiacea Helminths Krill Life cycle Mesoparasites Parasites Parasitic biodiversity Parasitic castrator Parasitoids Pelagic parasites Trophically transmitted parasite

Authors and affiliations

  • Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez
    • 1
  • So Kawaguchi
    • 2
  • José Raúl Morales-Ávila
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Plancton y Ecología MarinaCentro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Instituto Politécnico NacionalLa Paz, Baja California SurMexico
  2. 2.Australian Antarctic DivisionKingstonAustralia
  3. 3.Departamento de Plancton y Ecología MarinaCentro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Instituto Politécnico NacionalLa Paz, Baja California SurMexico

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