Diocus Lycenchelus New Species (Copepoda: Chondracanthidae) Parasitic on the Eelpout Lycenchelys Verrillii (Zoarcidae) from the Hatteras Slope of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean
Abstract:A new species of parasitic copepod, Diocus lycenchelus, is described from the demersal zoarcid fish Lycenchelys verrillii caught off Cape Hatteras, U.S.A. The new species differs from its congeners in the shape of the cephalothorax, trunk (ventrolateral processes), fine structure of appendages (mandible, second maxilla, first thoracic leg) and site of infection (the nares). A comparison of the morphology of D. lycenchelus n. sp. is made with that of the other four recognized species of Diocus (D. frigidus. D. gobinus, D. semilunaris, D. sadoensis).
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: November 1, 1992
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