Lepeophtheirus salmonis (LSalAtl2s)

Lepeophtheirus salmonis Assembly and Gene Annotation

About Lepeophtheirus salmonis

The salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis, is a species of copepod in the genus Lepeophtheirus. It is a sea louse, a parasite living mostly on salmon, particularly on Pacific salmon, but is also sometimes found on the three-spined stickleback. It lives off the mucus, skin and blood of the fish.

(Text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia.)

Picture credit (Creative Commons BY-NC-SA): BIO Photography Group


The assembly presented is the LSalAtl2s assembly, which is in the process of submission to INSDC.


The salmon louse gene set was generated by Ensembl Metazoa, using MAKER.



AssemblyLSalAtl2s, Jan 2013
Database version108.6
Golden Path Length695,449,161
Genebuild byEnsembl Metazoa
Genebuild methodFull genebuild
Data sourceFDRG

Gene counts

Coding genes13,081
Non coding genes420
Small non coding genes420
Gene transcripts13,501