Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<I>Caligus aliuncus</I>

Caligus aliuncus


Regional Maps

Family CALIGIDAE Burmeister, 1835

Compiler and date details

30 June 2007 - Walker-Smith, G.K., Cook, K.N. & Chilton-Lahey, K.L.



Caligidae are typically specialised, ectoparasites of fishes, and can be found on the outer surface, the mouth, gills and opercular cavity of the host fish. There are 32 genera, and over 460 species. See Boxshall & Halsey (2004: 725) for more details as well as a key to the genera.


ID Keys

For a key to the genera see Boxshall & Halsey (2004).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
26-Jul-2012 26-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)