Abstract

Atotal of 80 specimens of Pandarus satyrus, a cosmopolitan ectoparasitic copepod, were taken from fishery catches of blue sharks (Prionace glauca) in the Eastern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. All specimens were found in the dorsal surface of pectoral fins (8-30 per shark). Longer specimens were most abundant
Keywords: pandarus satyrus, copepoda, ectoparasite, prionace glauca, eastern pacific, Costa Rica