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Revista de Biología Tropical

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ROJAS M., José Rodrigo; RODRIGUEZ SOLANO, Omar  and  MORALES-RAMIREZ, Alvaro. Size and distribution of Pandarus satyrus (Copepoda:  Pandaridae) on the  blue shark  Prionace glauca (Carcharhiniformes:  Carcharhinidae) in Costa Rica. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2001, vol.49, n.1, pp.199-201. ISSN 0034-7744.

A total of  80 specimens of Pandarus satyrus, a cosmopolitan ectoparasitic copepod, were taken from fishery catches of blue sharks (Prionace glauca) in the Eastern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. All specimens were found in the dorsal surface of pectoral fins (8-30 per shark). Longer specimens were most abundant.

Keywords : Pandarus satyrus; Copepoda; ectoparasite; Prionace glauca; Eastern Pacific; Costa Rica.

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