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Table 1 The metazoan parasites of the shoal flounder Syacium gunteri in the southern Gulf of Mexico

From: The metazoan parasite communities of the shoal flounder (Syacium gunteri) as bioindicators of chemical contamination in the southern Gulf of Mexico

   Overall Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Number of fish examined   203 102 46 55
Standard length (cm)   11.94 ± 3.53 11.65 ± 3.31 12.79 ± 4.26 11.92 ± 3.24
Weight (g)   37.59 ± 45.35 33.24 ± 43.02 44.29 ± 43.97 40.42 ± 50.52
Body condition (Fulton’s index)   0.018 ± 0.005 0.018 ± 0.005 0.018 ± 0.003 0.020 ± 0.003
  CN % MA ± SD % MA ± SD % MA ± SD % MA ± SD
Digenea          
Lecitochirium sp.A,I 9341 2.00 0.04 ± 0.31 - - 9.30 0.16 ± 0.65 - -
Stephanostomum sp.L,F 9342 17.50 1.25 ± 5.36 18.63 1.28 ± 6.06 37.21 2.74 ± 6.59 - -
Nematoda          
Anisakis typica L,Me 9343 0.50 0.01 ± 0.07 - - 2.33 0.02 ± 0.15 - -
Capillariidae gen. sp.A,I 9344 1.50 0.03 ± 0.26 2.94 0.06 ± 0.37 - - - -
Hysterothylacium sp.L,Me 9345 17.00 1.58 ± 4.48 13.73 0.93 ± 2.84 39.53 4.56 ± 7.66 5.45 0.44 ± 2.03
Pseudoterranova decipiens L,Me 9346 53.00 3.10 ± 5.27 53.92 2.69 ± 4.34 51.16 5.23 ± 7.58 50.91 2.18 ± 4.21
Spirocamallanus halitropus A,I 9347 3.50 0.09 ± 0.62 0.98 0.01 ± 0.10 9.30 0.28 ± 1.16 3.64 0.09 ± 0.55
Cestoda          
Nybelinia sp.L,I 9348 2.50 0.23 ± 1.94 0.98 0.01 ± 0.10 9.30 1.05 ± 4.11 - -
Kotorella pronosoma.L,I 9349 4.00 1.47 ± 8.55 4.90 2.02 ± 10.09 6.98 2.02 ± 9.88 - -
Oncomegas wageneri L,I 9350 81.50 35.72 ± 45.49 83.33 37.83 ± 50.62 76.74 24.19 ± 38.33 81.82 40.80 ± 39.38
Tetraphyllidea gen. sp.L,I 9351 0.50 0.09 ± 1.27 - - 2.33 0.42 ± 2.74 - -
Acanthocephala          
Serrasentis sagittifer A,I 9352 4.50 0.12 ± 0.79 5.88 0.14 ± 0.76 6.98 0.23 ± 1.23 - -
Arthropoda          
Caligus pomacentrus A,G 29653* 2.00 0.02 ± 0.14 0.98 0.01 ± 0.10 6.98 0.07 ± 0.26 - -
  1. The infection parameters are prevalence (%) and mean abundance (MA ± standard deviation (SD)) for 33 sampling sites l (Overall) and the three groups of sampling sites formed by cluster analysis (Figure 2). AAdult parasite, Ffins, Ggills, Iintestine, Memesenteries, Mumuscle, Llarval parasite, CN = Catalogue number of the National Helminthological Collection, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, *National Crustacean Collection (CNCR), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.