US Fish & Wildlife Service


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Published by University of California Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological SciencesStable. Published in BioScience, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Apr., 1968), pp. 345-346


This book is intended to serve as a manual for aiding in the identification of the freshwater fish parasites of North America. To this end an extensive key is given for each of the biological groups that have a notable number of fish parasites. In addition to this, there are sections devoted to such topics as: procedures for examining fish for parasites, methods of preserving and preparing parasites for analysis, a check list of parasites of each species of fish, and an extensive bibliographical list of references.