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Table 2 Parasite fauna of Parachaenichthys charcoti (n = 47) sampled in Antarctica

From: Parasite fauna of the Antarctic dragonfish Parachaenichthys charcoti (Perciformes: Bathydraconidae) and closely related Bathydraconidae from the Antarctic Peninsula, Southern Ocean

Parasite Organ n P (%) MI I MA
Digenea St, I 4 6.4 1.3 1–2 0.09
Gonocerca phycidis a St 2 2.1 2.0 1–2 0.04
Lecithaster macrocotyle I 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Lecithaster sp. I 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Cestoda Bc, St, I 39 27.6 3.0 1–9 0.83
Tetraphyllidea indet. Bc, St, I 39 27.6 3.0 1–9 0.83
Nematoda Bc, L, P, St, I 166 68.1 5.2 1–20 3.50
Ascarophis nototheniae St 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Contracaecum osculatum (s.l.) Bc, L, P, I 45 25.5 3.8 1–15 0.96
Contracaecum radiatum Bc 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Contracaecum sp. P 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Pseudoterranova decipiens (s.l.) Bc, L, St, I 94 57.5 3.5 1–14 2.00
Nematoda indet. Bc, L, P, St, I 24 34.0 1.5 1–4 0.51
Acanthocephala Bc, L, P, St, I 16 21.3 1.6 1–3 0.34
Corynosoma cf australe a L 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Corynosoma bullosum Bc, St 4 8.5 1.0 1 0.09
Corynosoma sp. P 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Metacanthocephalus dalmori G 4 8.5 1.0 1 0.09
Acanthocephala indet. St, I 6 8.5 1.5 1–3 0.13
Crustacea Bs 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
Eubrachiella antarctica a Bs 1 2.1 1.0 1 0.02
  1. aNew host record
  2. Abbreviations: P (%), prevalence, MI mean intensity, I range for intensity, MA mean abundance, St stomach, I intestine, Bc body cavity, L liver, P pyloric caeca