Title Report on species of Gyrodactylus Nordmann, 1832, distribution in polar regions
Author Rokicka, M.
Author Affil Rokicka, M., Gdansk University, Laboratory of Comparative Biochemistry, Gdansk, Poland
Source MERGE, edited by H. Kanda, P. Convey, T. Naganuma, W. Vincent and A. Wilmotte. Polar Science, 3(3), p.203-206, . Publisher: Elsevier for National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, Tokyo, Japan. ISSN: 1873- 9652
Publication Date Nov. 2009
Notes In English. Based on Publisher- supplied data Ant. Acc. No: 89937
Index Terms Spitsbergen--Hornsund; polar regions; Antarctica--South Shetland Islands; Antarctica; Arctic region; Chordata; ecology; Gyrodactylus; Hornsund; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; Lepidonotothen nudifrons; new taxa; Notothenia coriiceps; Pisces; Revelva River; Scotia Sea Islands; South Shetland Islands; Spitsbergen; Spitsbergen Island; Svalbard; taxonomy; Vertebrata
Abstract The aim of this study was to compare the Gyrodactylus fauna in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Fish were collected from waters surrounding the South Shetland Islands in the Antarctic and from the Revelva River and Hornsund Fjord in south Spitsbergen in the Arctic. Eighty-two individual fish representing seven species from three families (Channichthyidae, Harpagiferidae, and Nototheniidae) were found in Antarctica and 2 Gyrodactylus infections with altogether 95 specimens were reported. Two new species were identified: Gyrodactylus sp. 1, from the gills of the black rock cod, Notothenia coriiceps Richardson, 1844, and Gyrodactylus sp. 2, from the gills of the gaudy notothen, Lepidonotothen nudifrons Lonnberg, 1905. No Gyrodactylus were found in the 95 Arctic fish examined, which represented four species from four families (Salmonidae, Gadidae, Cottidae, and Liparidae).
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.polar.2009.07.001
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 304822