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Free Content Biological Results of the University of Miami Deep-Sea Expeditions. 101.

Six New Species of Bopyrid Isopods Parasitic on Galatheid Crabs of the Genus Munida in the Western Atlantic

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Abstract:

Study of seven species of the genus Munida in the western Atlantic has revealed six species of bopyrid isopod parasites, all of which were undescribed. Bonnieria americana, n. sp., infests Munida microphthalma A. Milne Edwards; Anuropodione carolinensis, n. sp., infests Munida iris iris A. Milne Edwards; Anuropodione megacephalon, n. sp., infests Munida pusilla Benedict; Balanopleon tortuganus, n. gen., n. sp., infests Munida simplex Benedict; Aporobopyrina anomala, n. sp., infests Munida valida Smith; and Pleurocryptella fimbriata, n. sp., infests Munida constricta A. Milne Edwards and M. miles A. Milne Edwards. In addition, a pair of bopyrids was found infesting a specimen of Munida irrasa A. Milne Edwards, but, since the female appears to be damaged and the male immature, these are not described or named.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1973-09-01

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