Redescription of Ceratothoa carinata (Bianconi, 1869) and Ceratothoa oxyrrhynchaena Koelbel, 1878 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae), buccal-attaching fish parasites new to Australia

Martin, Melissa B., Bruce, Niel L., and Nowak, Barbara F. (2013) Redescription of Ceratothoa carinata (Bianconi, 1869) and Ceratothoa oxyrrhynchaena Koelbel, 1878 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae), buccal-attaching fish parasites new to Australia. Zootaxa, 3683 (4). pp. 395-410.

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Abstract

Ceratothoa carinata (Bianconi, 1869) and Ceratothoa oxyrrhynchaena Koelbel, 1878 are recorded for the first time from Australia and redescribed. Ceratothoa curvicauda Nunomura, 2006 is synonymised with Ceratothoa carinata. Brief accounts are given on the distribution and hosts of these species.

Item ID: 29076
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1175-5326
Keywords: Crustacea, Isopoda, Cymothoidae, taxonomy, Ceratothoa, Selar crumenophthalmus, Dentex spariformis, fish parasites, Australia
Funders: Australian Museum, National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability, University of Tasmania, Public Service Department (Malaysia)
Projects and Grants: Australian Museum Geddes Postgraduate Award, University of Tasmania postgraduate scholarship, Public Service Department (Malaysia) postgraduate scholarship
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 05:26
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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