Introduction: Lepeophtheirus salmonis—A Remarkable Success Story

  1. Simon Jones and
  2. Richard Beamish
  1. Craig J. Hayward1,
  2. Melanie Andrews2 and
  3. Barbara F. Nowak3

Published Online: 18 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470961568.ch

Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution

Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution

How to Cite

Hayward, C. J., Andrews, M. and Nowak, B. F. (2011) Introduction: Lepeophtheirus salmonis—A Remarkable Success Story, in Salmon Lice: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Parasite Abundance and Distribution (eds S. Jones and R. Beamish), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470961568.ch

Editor Information

  1. Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tohoku University, Institute for International Education, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

  2. 2

    Kinki University, Fisheries Research Laboratory, Kushimoto, Wakayama, Japan

  3. 3

    University of Tasmania, National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resources Sustainability, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813813622

Online ISBN: 9780470961568

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Keywords:

  • Lepeophtheirus salmonis, a success story - planktonic larval stages;
  • Lepeophtheirus salmonis, salmon louse - Caligidae, parasitic copepods as sea lice;
  • infestations, and skin erosion - heavy infestations and host mortality;
  • salmon louse biology, one host for completion of life cycle - more than one, also involved;
  • developmental stage duration - directly dependent on water temperature;
  • larvae behavior and dispersal - L. salmonis nauplii and copepodids, positively phototactic;
  • epibionts on L. salmonis;
  • adult L. salmonis - and sexual dimorphism, the female larger than the male;
  • host–parasite relationships - site and host selection;
  • salmon farms, risk factor for L. salmonis presence - on wild salmonid fish in northeast Atlantic Ocean

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Salmon Louse Biology

  • Nutrition of L. salmonis

  • Epibionts on L. salmonis

  • Host-Parasite Relationships

  • Infections Related to the Presence of L. salmonis

  • Summary

  • References