Review of the New Zealand Bopyridae (Crustacea: Isopoda: Epicaridea)

Page, R. D. M. (1985) Review of the New Zealand Bopyridae (Crustacea: Isopoda: Epicaridea). New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 12(2), pp. 185-212. (doi: 10.1080/03014223.1985.10428279)

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Thirteen species of parasitic bopyrid isopods occur on New Zealand decapod crustaceans. Six species: Pseudione pontocari; P. murawaiensis; Gyge angularis; Gigantione pikei; Rhopalione atrinicolae; and Pseudostegias otagoensis are new to science. Five species: Pseudione affinis (Sars); P. hyndmanni (Bate & Westwood); Pleurocryptella infecta Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis; Hemiarthrus nematocarcini Stebbing; and Eophrixus shojii Shiino are recorded for the first time in New Zealand. The 2 remaining species, Pseudione hayi Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis and Athelges lacertosi Pike are previously described endemics. These 13 species belong to 4 of the 10 currently recognised subfamilies of the Bopyridae. The new species are described, and all species are figured.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Page, Professor Roderic
Authors: Page, R. D. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:New Zealand Journal of Zoology
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1175-8821

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