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DAO 61:235-240 (2004)  -  doi:10.3354/dao061235

Livoneca sinuata (Crustacea; Isopoda; Cymothoidae) on Loligo vulgaris from Turkey, and unusual cymothoid associations

Jean-Paul Trilles1,*, Ahmet Öktener2

1UMR 5171 (Génome, Populations, Interactions, Adaptation), Equipe Adaptation Écophysiologique et Ontogenèse, Université de Montpellier 2, CC. 092, Place E. Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 05, France
2Cihannüma mahallesi Hüsnü savman sok no: 22/5 80690 Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey

ABSTRACT: In this paper, an unusual association of Livoneca sinuata (Crustacea; Isopoda; Cymothoidae) with the cephalopod Loligo vulgaris is reported for the first time from the Aegean sea coasts of Turkey. Moreover, a review of all the cases of unusual associations involving cymothoids is performed.

KEY WORDS: Cymothoidae · Isopod · Unusual associations · Livoneca · Loligo · Turkey

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