This dataset is from a study that was concerned chiefly with parasitic copepods collected from the gills of marine fishes taken in New Zealand and Antarctic waters. A total of 18 copepod species was collected from New Zealand waters. These species represented seven families and nine genera and were collected from 18 families and 19 genera of fish hosts, a total of 621 copepods from 258 fishes. Seven of the New Zealand copepod species and the only two collected from Antarctic fishes.
During March 1960, 616 specimens of 35 species of fishes were collected from the marine waters of New Zealand and examined for parasites. Of these, 258 individuals, or 38.6 per cent, representing 21 species were infected with parasitic copepods. From January 1961 to February 1962 and during November and December 1964 a total of 599 specimens of 13 species of fishes were collected from the waters adjacent to the Wilkes and McMurdo Sound stations in the Antarctic. Only 37 individuals, or 6.4 per cent, representing four species were infected with parasitic copepods.
Only two species of copepods were found on the Antarctic fishes. Neoscutellidium yeatmani, is described and Clavellodes intermedium (Quidor, 1906) Wilson, 1915 is redescribed. One new locality record is established.
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Zwerner D E (2023): Parasitic Copepods of Some Antarctic and New Zealand Fishes. v1.0. Southwestern Pacific Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) Node. Dataset/Occurrence. https://nzobisipt.niwa.co.nz/resource?r=parasitic_copepods_nz_1966&v=1.0
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New Zealand and Antarctic waters
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [-77.916, 110.45], North East [-41.803, 174.327]|
|Start Date / End Date||1960-03-01 / 1964-12-31|
Collection of fishes from commercial fisheries and research stations.
|Study Extent||New Zealand and Antarctic waters|
Method step description:
- New Zealand fishes were collected in March 1960 by Mr. W. S. Wilson from the commercial fisheries located in the following areas: Timaru, Dunedin, and Akaroa Harbor (Christchurch) on the east coast of the South Island, Cape Campbell in the Cook Strait area, and Auckland, North Island. Trawls, gill nets, and Danish seines were used to capture the fishes.
- Antarctic host material was collected from two areas: Mr. Wilson collected in the waters off Wilkes Station from January 1961 to February 19625 Dr. H. L. Holloway collected in McMurdo Sound waters in November and December 1964.
- Zwerner, David E., "Parasitic Copepods of Some Antarctic and New Zealand Fishes" (1966). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. William & Mary. Paper 1539617395. https://dx.doi.org/doi:10.25773/v5-cmwr-dy73 doi:10.25773/v5-cmwr-dy73
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