Findings of fish lice, Argulus foliaceus (Crustacea; Branchiura) in Turkey


Ahmet Öktener 1, , Ali Alaş 2*, Kemal Solak 3


1Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Agriculture, Directorate of Control, Kumkapı Fish Auction Hall, Aquaculture Office, Kumkapı, 34130, Istanbul, Turkey.

2*Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Aksaray University, 68100, Aksaray, Turkey. e-mail:

3Department of Biology, Gazi Education Faculty, Gazi University, 06500, Teknikokullar, Ankara, Turkey.

*Corresponding author


Abstract: The findings of Argulus foliaceus in Turkey and its host fish species are reviewed. Argulus foliaceus was found on 21 fish species belonging to six families, mostly on cyprinids. The results reflect mostly the spacial activity of fish parasitologists in Turkey.

Key Words: Argulus, Turkey.


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