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Redescription of the fish parasitic “tongue biter” Cymothoa rhina Schioedte & Meinert, 1884 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae) from Singapore


Bruce, NL and Martin, MB and Hadfield, KA and Nowak, BF, Redescription of the fish parasitic 'tongue biter' Cymothoa rhina Schioedte & Meinert, 1884 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae) from Singapore, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 34 pp. 331-342. ISSN 0217-2445 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Cymothoa rhina Schioedte & Meinert, 1884 is redescribed from specimens collected in Singapore, the female of which is designated as neotype. Adult female Cymothoa rhina can be identified by the acute anterior margin of the cephalon, anterolateral projections on pereonite 1 extending anteriorly along half the length of the cephalon, pleotelson posterior margin subtruncate (rounded in the male), and pereopod 7 ischium inferior margin with a bulbous protrusion and the basis with a distinct carina (weak in the male). Cymothoa rhina is known only from the Philippines, Guam and now Singapore, from Lutjanidae hosts.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Isopoda, Cymothoidae, taxonomy, fish parasites, Singapore
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fish pests and diseases
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Martin, MB (Miss Melissa Martin)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:110786
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2016-08-15
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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