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Sea Louse

Sea Louse
Kodiak, Kodiak County, Alaska, USA
July 30, 2016
Lepeophtheirus salmonis or Caligus elongates? Found on a Silver Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) that hadn't been in the river long and still looked pretty bright (meaning it did not look transformed or changed color yet).

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Moved from Copepods.

Moved from ID Request. Looks good for a new order for the guide! I'm going to look for some info before I make the pages and move it. I've never seen a parasitic copepod!

Wow! Glad to contribute something new. I updated the description to note the species of salmon it was on. I see these all the time on the fish we catch so if I notice anything interesting looking I will be sure to submit

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