Parasite assemblages of three endemic catshark species from the west and south coasts of South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Griffiths, Charles L en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Smit, Nico J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Yeld, Eleanor Margaret en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-13T04:06:39Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-13T04:06:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Yeld, E. 2009. Parasite assemblages of three endemic catshark species from the west and south coasts of South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12150
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 157-175). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study focused on the parasite assemblages of three catshark (Elasmobranchii: Scyliorhinidae) species: the dark shyshark, Haploblepharus pictus, the puffadder shyshark, H. edwardsii and the pyjama shark, Poroderma africanum, all endemic to Southern Africa. These sharks are found from Namibia to Agulhas (H. pictus), Cape Point to Northern KwaZulu-Natal (H. edwardsii) and St Helena Bay to KwaZulu-Natal (P. africanum), and reach maximum total lengths of 60, 60 and 105 cm respectively. Sharks were collected by SCUBA divers and rod and line fishing from four sites between Saldanha Bay and De Hoop Nature Reserve. Parasites from the skin, gills, body cavity, spleen, stomach and intestine were counted, removed, and fixed as appropriate. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Zoology en_ZA
dc.title Parasite assemblages of three endemic catshark species from the west and south coasts of South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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