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Free Content A New Species of Dicropleon and New Records of Three Other Species of Bopyrid Isopods from the Indian Ocean

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Specimens of four species of Indian Ocean bopyrid isopods providing either new host and distributional records or resolution of systematic problems are dealt with. A specimen from the Gulf of Manaar previously recorded under the name of Hemiarthrus (?) sp. is described as Dieropleon processae new species; it infests the shrimp Proeessa aequimana Paulson. Aporobopyus ryukyuensis Shiino and Aporobopyrina lamellata Shiino are recorded from Karachi, Pakistan, where they infest new porcellanid hosts, Petrolisthes boscii (Audouin) and P. rufeseens Heller, respectively. Megacepon choprai George is recorded from Samat Sakhan, Thailand, infesting a new host, the grapsid crab Sesarma mederi H. Milne Edwards; the male of M. choprai is described for the first time.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 1980

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