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Table 2 Distribution of Lepeophtheirus salmonis stages at sampling time points

From: Host gill attachment causes blood-feeding by the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) chalimus larvae and alters parasite development and transcriptome

Body partChalimus IChalimus IIPreadult INN
MaleFemaleMaleFemale
Experiment 1 (10 dpi)
 Body75.614.01.29.3
 Fins72.116.611.4
 Gills98.41.6
Experiment 2 (10 dpi)
 Body88.68.03.4
 Fins89.97.23.0
 Gills100.0
Experiment 1 (18 dpi)
 Body1.05.561.930.51.0
 Fins3.640.19.537.29.5
 Gills14.852.327.51.34.0
Experiment 2 (18 dpi)
 Body2.05.561.527.33.7
 Fins1.927.95.851.013.5
 Gills13.548.834.40.33.0
  1. Notes: The percentage of different stages and sexes (for chalimus II and preadult I) of lice sampled from the specific body parts of all fish at 10 days post-infestation (dpi) and 18 dpi in Experiment 1 and Experiment 2 are shown
  2. Abbreviation: NN, undefined