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Table 3 Parasite biodiversity in lutjanids and nemipterids in New Caledonia for each parasite group, and a comparison with lethrinids and serranids

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 or group   Isop Cope Mono Poly Dige Both Tetr Tryp Nema Other Total
Lutjanidae, reef-associated HPCs 2 6 30 2 24 2 4 2 9 0 81
(species: 8*; specimens: 105; gill: 48; abdomen: 72) SLIPs 0 2 8 0 11 0 0 2 2 0 25
Expressed as mean per fish species: HPCs mean 0.25 0.75 3.75 0.25 3.00 0.25 0.50 0.25 1.13 0.00 10.13
  SLIPs mean 0.00 0.25 1.00 0.00 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.25 0.25 0.00 3.13
Lutjanidae, deep-sea HPCs 5 10 7 1 12 0 2 3 9 1 50
(species: 4*; specimens: 61; gill: 32; abdomen: 28) SLIPs 3 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 15
Expressed as mean per fish species: HPCs mean 1.25 2.50 1.75 0.25 3.00 0.00 0.50 0.75 2.25 0.25 12.50
  SLIPs mean 0.75 0.50 0.50 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.00 0.00 3.75
Lutjanidae, all HPCs 7 16 37 3 36 2 6 5 18 1 131
(species: 12*; specimens: 166; gill: 80; abdomen: 100) SLIPs 3 4 10 0 15 0 0 2 6 0 40
Expressed as mean per fish species: HPCs mean 0.58 1.33 3.08 0.25 3.00 0.17 0.50 0.42 1.50 0.08 10.92
  SLIPs mean 0.33 0.33 0.83 0.00 1.25 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.50 0.00 3.33
Nemipteridae HPCs 3 1 4 2 11 1 2 6 10 2 42
(species: 3*; specimens: 274; gill: 138; abdomen: 181) SLIPs 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 6 3 0 15
Expressed as mean per fish species: HPCs mean 1.00 0.33 1.33 0.67 3.67 0.33 0.67 2.00 3.33 0.67 14.00
  SLIPs mean 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.00 1.67 0.00 0.00 2.00 1.00 0.00 5.00
Lethrinidae HPCs 9 21 53 4 59 1 7 10 21 3 188
(17 species: 17; specimens: 423; gill: 227; abdomen: 334) SLIPs 0 7 11 0 13 0 0 6 5 0 42
Expressed as mean per fish species: HPCs mean 0.53 1.24 3.12 0.24 3.47 0.06 0.41 0.59 1.24 0.18 11.06
  SLIPs mean 0.00 0.41 0.65 0.00 0.76 0.00 0.00 0.35 0.29 0.00 2.47
Serranidae HPCs 20 53 97 0 76 4 13 35 37 2 337
(28 species, specimens: 540; gill: 394; abdomen: 275) SLIPs 3 7 42 0 13 1 0 5 4 0 75
Expressed as mean per fish species: HPCs mean 0.71 1.89 3.46 0.00 2.71 0.14 0.46 1.25 1.32 0.07 12.04
  SLIPs mean 0.11 0.25 1.50 0.00 0.46 0.04 0.00 0.18 0.14 0.00 2.68
  1. HPCs, number of host-parasite combinations; SLIPs: number of species-level identified parasites (the same parasite species found in different hosts is counted a single time; hence differences with numbers of SLIP-HPCs in Table 1). Source of data for lutjanids and nemipterids: Table 1 and Appendix 2, this paper; for lethrinids and serranids, Table 3 in [8].
  2. *: species with only anecdotal data (see Table 1) were excluded from these calculations.