the parasites

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Posted by Leslie Harris on May 14, 2006 at 17:06:58:

In Reply to: Ophiodon elongatus, Lingcod with parasites posted by Chris on May 12, 2006 at 23:33:10:

Comments from Leslie Harris at the LA County Museum of Natural History:

The red circles contain amphipods, the yellow circles have ostracods, and the big blue circle has some of the many parasitic copepods. The amphipods & ostracods may be eating diseased flesh or just along for the ride.

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