Lernaea cyprinacea

Lernaea cyprinacea from Blacktail Shiner (Cyprinella venusta) from the Arkansas River at Pendleton (Desha County): A) Female parasite (arrow) near pectoral fin, B) Close-up of parasite (arrows); note egg sacs (bottom arrow).

Fish with parasite and close-up of parasite below it

Photos by Renn Tumlison

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