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How Host Size May Constrain the Evolution of Parasite Body Size and Clutch Size. The Parasitic Isopod Ichthyoxenus fushanensis and Its Host Fish, Varicorhinus bacbatulus, as an Example

The flesh-burrowing parasitic isopod Ichthyoxenus fushanensis was found infecting the body cavity of a freshwater fish, Varicorhinus bacbatulus, in heterosexual pairs. Herein we investigate the question of how the host body size may constrain the parasite size and clutch size by analyzing the... Full description

1st Person: Tsai, Min-Li
Additional Persons: Li, Jan-Jung verfasserin; Dai, Chang-Feng verfasserin
Source: in Oikos : a journal of ecology Vol. 92, No. 1 (2001), p. 13-19
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2001
Keywords: research-article
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