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Argulus sp. on a stickleback


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Oligostraca
Classis: Ichthyostraca
Subclassis: Branchiura
Ordines (2): Arguloida - †Cyclida


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  • May-Tec, A.L., Baños-Ojeda, C. & Mendoza-Franco, E.F. 2022. Parasitic crustaceans (Branchiura and Copepoda) parasitizing the gills of puffer fish species (Tetraodontidae) from the coast of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico. Zookeys 1089ː 73–92. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.1089.79999 Open access Reference page
  • Poly, W.J. 2008: Global diversity of fishlice (Crustacea: Branchiura: Argulidae) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia, 595(1): 209–212. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-007-9015-3
  • Webber, W.R. et al. 2010: [Chapter] EIGHT Phylum ARTHROPODA SUBPHYLUM CRUSTACEA shrimps, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, slaters, and kin. Pp. 98-232 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.): New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 2. Kingdom Animalia. Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, ichnofossils. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 978-1-87725793-3

Vernacular names[edit]

Ελληνικά: Βραγχίουρα
English: carp lice, fish lice
magyar: Haltetvek
日本語: 鰓尾亜綱
русский: Карповые вши, карпоеды
中文: 鳃尾亚纲