APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Mesoglicola delagei Quidor, 1906 - An endoparasite of Corynactis viridis, the Jewel anemone.
Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- Jewel anemone with gall and mass of nauplii larvae 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- Jewel anemone with gall and mass of nauplii larvae 2

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- mass of nauplii larvae 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- female copepod extracted from gall by dissection 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- female copepod with 0.1mm division rule 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- female copepod with 0.1mm division rule / microscope 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- head of female copepod under microscope 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- nauplius larva / microscope 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- nauplius larva with 0.1mm division rule under microscope 1

The galled Corynactis viridis, Jewel anemone above was found in scrape sample of marine fouling taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 20.08.18.

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- Jewel anemone with galls containing eggs 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- Jewel anemone with galls containing eggs 2

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- Jewel anemone with galls containing eggs 3

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- Jewel anemone with galls containing eggs 4

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- gall with eggs in mesogloea of Jewel anemone 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- Jewel anemone with galls containing eggs 5

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- female copepod extracted from gall by dissection 2

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- female copepod with 0.1mm division rule 2

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- lateral anterior of female copepod under a microscope 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- posterior of female copepod under a microscope 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 2

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 3

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 4

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 5

The galled Corynactis viridis, Jewel anemone above was found in scrape sample of marine fouling taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 31.05.18 and 09.06.18.

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 6

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 7

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- anemone with galls 8

The galled Corynactis viridis above was found in scrape sample of marine fouling taken from a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 23.07.15.

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- in-situ / galled Jewel anemone on side of marina pontoon 1

Endoparasitic copepod
Mesoglicola delagei
- in-situ / galled Jewel anemone on side of marina pontoon 2

Galls found in a Jewel anemone in a colony on the side of a pontoon at Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 10.08.14. Species only found in images on 04.06.18 after confirming Mesoglicola delagei at the marina.

Thanks to Pablo J. López-González for confirming this species. Pablo co-authored "Redescription of Mesoglicola Delagei (Copepoda: Mesoglicolidae), a Parasite of Corynactis Viridis (Anthozoa: Corallimorpharia)" with Mercedes Conradi.

Jewel anemone images.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Mesoglicola delagei endoparasite of Corynactis viridis Mesoglicolidae Mesoglicolid copepod images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.