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Title: Studies of the diet and attachment of the fish parasite Livoneca vilgaris (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cymothoidae)
Student Author(s): Whiteside, Connie
Pages: 11
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1973
Keywords: Isopoda
Abstract: A study of the attachment of the Livoneca vulgaris to its hosts, Citharichthys sordidus and Platichthys stellatus, showed that their charateristic orientation is with the head in the anterior part of the gill chamber, pointed toward the anterior of the host and its dorsal surface lies agianst the outer flap of the chamber. A parasitized gill chamber may be missing gill filaments or have an indentation on the inner side as a result of the female's swollen brood pouch. Livoneca's diet is fish blood which it stores in its diverticula.