Isopod infestation of postspawning Nassau grouper around Little Cayman Island
Abstract:Attacks by the isopod Excorallana tricornis tricornis on Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus caught in Antillean fish traps around Little Cayman Island, Cayman Islands, are recorded. Divers reported heavily parasitized fish during the study period, suggesting that trapping did not exclusively precipitate parasitism. Parasitic infestations were reported to be common in Nassau grouper immediately following their spawning season in mid-winter.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Cayman Islands Department of Environment, P. O. Box 486 GT, Grand Cayman, BWI
Publication date: 2006-09-01