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Review of the fish-parasitic genus Cymothoa Fabricius, 1793 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae) from Australia


Martin, MB and Bruce, NL and Nowak, BF, Review of the fish-parasitic genus Cymothoa Fabricius, 1793 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae) from Australia, Zootaxa, 4119, (1) pp. 1-72. ISSN 1175-5326 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4119.1.1


The genus Cymothoa Fabricius, 1793 is revised for Australian waters. Cymothoa hermani Hadfield, Bruce & Smit, 2011, previously known from Tanzania on the host Selar crumenophthalmus (Bloch, 1793) is new to Australian waters. Cymothoa carangi Avdeev, 1979; Cymothoa epimerica Avdeev, 1979; Cymothoa parupenei Avdeev, 1979; Cymothoa propria Avdeev, 1979; Cymothoa rotunda Avdeev, 1979 and Cymothoa pulchrum Lanchester, 1902 are redescribed. Cymothoa curta Schioedte & Meinert, 1884, first described from the host Anableps anableps (Linnaeus, 1758); and Cymothoa plebeia Schioedte & Meinert, 1884, first described from Cape Verde; are redescribed and excluded from the Australian fauna. Cymothoa limbata Schioedte & Meinert, 1884 is placed into junior synonymy with Cymothoa eremita (Brünnich, 1783). A key to the Australian species of Cymothoa is presented.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Isopoda, Cymothoidae, taxonomy, Cymothoa, fish buccal-attaching parasites, 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:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Martin, MB (Miss Melissa Martin)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:112955
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2016-12-06
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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