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A new species of copepod (Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae) parasitic on the striped trumpeter, Latris lineata (Forster), from Tasmania


Andrews, M and Bott, N and Battaglene, SC and Nowak, BF, A new species of copepod (Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae) parasitic on the striped trumpeter, Latris lineata (Forster), from Tasmania, Zootaxa, 2009, (1971) pp. 59-68. ISSN 1175-5326 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.1971.1.3


A new species of caligid copepod (Siphonostomatoida), Caligus nuenonnae n. sp., is described based on material collected from the body surface of striped trumpeter [Latris lineata (Forster)] reared at the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, Marine Research Laboratories, Australia. Caligus nuenonnae n. sp. is characterised by the following combination of features: 1) female genital complex with a mid-lateral indentation and highly concave posterior margin; 2) 1-segmented abdomen in the female that is about one-third the length of the genital complex; 3) distinctly broader first abdominal somite relative to the second abdominal somite in the male; 4) antenna with a spatulate process on the proximal segment; 5) recurved postantennal process without a basal accessory process; 6) female maxilliped with a proximal ridged protrusion on the corpus; 7) sternal furca with widely separated, apically truncate tines; 8) distal exopodal segment of leg 1 with a lateral flange on each apical spine and an accessory process on apical spines two and three; 9) leg 3 protopod with two adhesion pads on the dorsolateral surface; 10) leg 4 exopod 2-segmented, with I-0; I, III armature; 11) terminal exopodal segment of leg 4 with the outer apical spine being slightly shorter than the middle apical spine; 12) male maxillulary dentiform process with numerous small points embossed on the surface; and 13) male legs 5 and 6 represented by distinct lobate projections.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Caligus, parasitic copepods, marine fish, Australia
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:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Andrews, M (Ms Melanie Andrews)
UTAS Author:Battaglene, SC (Associate Professor Stephen Battaglene)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:59952
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2009-12-23
Last Modified:2016-09-30
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