Response by the parasitic crustacean argulus japonicus to host chemical cues

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Argulus japonicus. an ectoparasite of fishes, displayed greater activity when exposed to a treatment of water conditioned by carp than when exposed to a control treatment of unconditioned water. Treatment order had no significant effect. Argulus can thus respond to host chemical cues in the absence of cues detectable by other sensory modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-456
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Freshwater Ecology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

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