Abstract / Introduction / Summary:
Two specimens of Ceratothoa verrucosa (Schioedte and Meinert, 1883) were collected from the buccal cavity of a red seabream, Pagrus major (Temminck and Schlegel, 1843), purchased in the fresh fish section of a local supermarket in Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, central Japan. The specimens consisting of an ovigerous female and an adult male are briefly described. The red seabream harboring these specimens was commercially caught in the Sea of Japan off Niigata Prefecture, which is located next to Toyama Prefecture, and then transported to Toyama City. The present collection of C. verrucosa represents its third record from red seabream sold in Japanese local supermarkets.