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To Swim or Not to Swim: Potential Transmission of Balaenophilus manatorum (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) in Marine Turtles

Table 1

Meristic features of appendages of the five copepodite stages, and adult females and males, of Balaenophilus manatorum collected from hatchlings of loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta caretta.

The number of segments in exopod and endopod are in parentheses, followed by the setal formula: Roman numbers stands for spines, and Arabic numbers for setae (see [29] for details). A brief account of swimming pattern is also provided.

Table 1

doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0170789.t001