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Table 1 Number of host-parasite combinations (HPCs) found in 24 species of caesionids, lutjanids and nemipterids in New Caledonia

From: An annotated list of fish parasites (Isopoda, Copepoda, Monogenea, Digenea, Cestoda, Nematoda) collected from Snappers and Bream (Lutjanidae, Nemipteridae, Caesionidae) in New Caledonia confirms high parasite biodiversity on coral reef fish

Family and habitat Fish species Total Gill Abdo Isop Cope Mono Poly Dige Both Tetr Tryp Nema Other Total
Caesionidae Caesio cuning 8 4 8      2(0) 1(0) 1(0)   1(0)   5(0)
Lutjanidae, reef-associated Aprion virescens 3 3 3    1(1)   2(2)       3(3)
  Lutjanus adetii 5 0 5      2(2) 1(0)    1(0)   4(2)
  Lutjanus argentimaculatus 4 3 3 1(0) 2(1) 5(3)   4(4)   1(0)     13(8)
  Lutjanus fulviflamma 17 11 11   2(1) 3(2) 1(0) 2(2)     1(0)   9(5)
  Lutjanus fulvus * 2 1 0    4(2)         4(2)
  Lutjanus gibbus * 2 2 1   1(1) 1(0)         2(1)
  Lutjanus kasmira 16 12 12   1(0) 6(0)   5(2) 1(0) 1(0)   1(0)   15(2)
  Lutjanus monostigma * 0 0 0 1(1)           1(1)
  Lutjanus quinquelineatus 12 0 6    5(3)   2(2)   1(0)   1(0)   9(5)
  Lutjanus rivulatus * 2 2 2    1(0)       1(0) 1(0) 3(0)
  Lutjanus russellii 6 0 1 1(0)   4(2) 1(0) 2(1)       8(3)
  Lutjanus vitta 42 19 31   1(0) 6(2)   5(3)   1(0) 2(2) 5(2)   20(9)
  Macolor niger * 2 2 1   3(1) 2(0)   1(0)       6(1)
Lutjanidae, deep-sea Etelis carbunculus 16 5 3 1(1) 4(1) 1(1)   3(2)   1(0) 1(0) 2(1) 1(0) 14(6)
  Etelis coruscans 18 11 5 1(1) 4(1) 2(2) 1(0) 3(1)    1(0) 2(2)   14(7)
  Pristipomoides argyrogrammicus 20 14 18 1(1) 1(0) 3(1)   4(3)   1(0) 1(0) 2(1)   13(6)
  Pristipomoides auricilla * 2 2 2 1(0)   1(0)   1(1)   1(0) 1(0) 3(1)   8(2)
  Pristipomoides filamentosus 7 2 2 2(2) 1(1) 1(0)   2(0)     3(2)   9(5)
Nemipteridae Nemipterus furcosus 239 111 160 1(0)   2(0) 1(0) 5(4) 1(0) 1(0) 6(6) 7(3) 1(0) 25(13)
  Pentapodus aureofasciatus 23 19 12 1(0) 1(0) 2(1) 1(0) 4(0)   1(0)   2(0)   12(1)
  Pentapodus nagasakiensis * 2 2 2      2(0)   1(0)   1(0)   4(0)
  Scolopsis bilineata 12 8 9 1(0)     2(1)     1(0) 1(0) 5(1)
  Scolopsis taenioptera * 3 2 3          1(0)   1(0)
  Total Caesionidae (1 species) 8 4 8      2(0) 1(0) 1(0)   1(0)   5(0)
  Partial total Lutjanidae, reef (13) 113 55 76 3(1) 10(4) 38(15) 2(0) 25(18) 2(0) 4(0) 2(2) 10(2) 1(0) 97(42)
  Partial total Lutjanidae, deep-sea (5) 63 34 30 6(5) 10(3) 8(4) 1(0) 13(7) 0(0) 3(0) 4(0) 12(6) 1(0) 58(25)
  Total Lutjanidae (18 species) 176 89 106 9(6) 20(7) 46(19) 3(0) 38(25) 2(0) 7(0) 6(2) 22(8) 2(0) 155(67)
  Total Nemipteridae (5 species) 279 142 186 3(0) 1(0) 4(1) 2(0) 13(5) 1(0) 3(0) 6(6) 12(3) 2(0) 47(15)
  Total (24 species) 463 235 300 12(6) 21(7) 50(20) 5(0) 53(30) 4(0) 11(0) 12(8) 35(11) 4(0) 207(82)
  1. *: species with low sample size or only anecdotal collections, excluded from general calculations in Table 3. For each number: HPCs (SLIP-HPCs) i.e. number of host-parasite combinations, and, within parentheses, number of species level identified parasite – host-parasite combinations.