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Salmon sea louse mouth, fish parasite

Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen


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False-coloured scanning electron micrograph of the mouth parts of a salmon sea louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis), a species of copepod that lives on salmon. This parasite affects both farmed and wild salmon, and has had a devastating economic impact on the salmon farming industry. X1000 magnification of image.


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Salmon sea louse mouth, fish parasite. Credit: Kevin Mackenzie, University of Aberdeen. CC BY

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