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鹿児島湾産オオモンハタに寄生していたイカリムシモドキ: 鹿児島県からの第 2 記録

長澤和也・村瀬拓也・園田純雄・本吉宏記

Abstract / Introduction / Summary:

Two metamorphosed females of Lernaeenicus ra- mosus Kirtisinghe, 1956 were collected from an areo- late grouper, Epinephelus areolatus (Forsskål, 1775), in Kagoshima Bay, an inlet of the western North Pacif- ic Ocean, Kagoshima Prefecture, southern Japan. The anterior body of each female was embedded in the host’s musculature, and the trunk protruded externally from the host’s body surface. In Kagoshima Prefec- ture, L. ramosus was previously reported from a black- tip grouper, Epinepherus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775), from the Oshima Strait, Amami-oshima Island, and the present collection represents the second record of L. ramosus from the prefecture.