A suctorean parasite of Penaeus monodon larvae
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A pathogenic suctorean, identified as Ephelota gemmipara was observed in P. monodon larvae spawned and reared in tanks. Commonly found to inhabit hydroid colonies, E. gemmipara has a stalked body with two types of tentacles, the sucking and piercing types, and was observed to reproduce by multiple exogenous budding.
ALSO IN: Quarterly Research Report / SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department, 1st Quarter (Jan-Mar), 1977, pp 6-11. Extended abstracts.
Gacutan, R. Q., Llobrera, A. T., Santiago, C. B., Gutierrez, P. J., & Lio-Po, G. (1979). A suctorean parasite of Penaeus monodon larvae. In D. H. Lewis & J. K. Leong (Comps.), Proceedings of the Second Biennial Crustacean Health Workshop, 1977 April 20-22, Galveston, Texas (pp. 202–213). College Station, Texas: Sea Grant College Program, Texas A&M University.