Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Maxillopoda > Subclass Copepoda > Infraclass Neocopepoda > Superorder Podoplea > Order Siphonostomatoida > Family Caligidae > Genus Lepeophtheirus

Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Lepeophtheirusvon Nordmann, 1832accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): lakselus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: salmon louse sources: McLaughlin, P.A., D.K. Camp, M.V. Angel, E.L. Bousfield, P. Brunel, R.C. Brusca, A.C. Cohen, K. Conlan, L.G. Eldredge, D.L. Felder, J.W. Goy, T. Haney, B. Hann, R.W. Heard, E.A. Hendrycks, H.H. Hobbs III, J.R. Holsinger, B. Kensley, D.R. Laubitz, S.E. Le. 2005. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 31. 545 pp. plus index. ISBN 1-888569-64-6
 Norwegian: lakselus sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: lakselus
 Norwegian Nynorsk: lakselus
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): lakselus


basis of record

Boxshall, G. (2001). Copepoda (excl. Harpacticoida), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 252-268

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Wilson, C.B.. 1932. The copepods of the Woods Hole region, Massachusetts. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 158:1-635, figs. 1-316, pls. 1-41. (16-viii-1932)

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (44 publications)
Barcode of Life (423 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection
GenBank (335299 nucleotides; 4075 proteins)


Boxshall, G. (2014). Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Krøyer, 1837). In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2014). World of Copepods database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135782




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marine, brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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