Australian Museum Journal Australian species of Nerocila Leach, 1818, and Creniola n.gen. (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), crustacean parasites of marine fishes

Shortform:
Bruce, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus. 39(6): 355–412
Author(s):
Bruce, Niel L.
Year published:
1987
Title:
Australian species of Nerocila Leach, 1818, and Creniola n.gen. (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), crustacean parasites of marine fishes
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
39
Issue:
6
Start page:
355
End page:
412
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.39.1987.174
Language:
English
Date published:
31 December 1987
Cover date:
31 December 1987
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY; FISHES
Digitized:
23 January 2009
Available online:
27 February 2009
Reference number:
174
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Abstract

The genus Nerocila is rediagnosed, and the Australian species revised and redescribed in full. Species represented are Nerocila orbignyi (Guérin-Méneville), N. congener Miers, N. phaiopleura Bleeker, N. barramundae n. sp., N. lomatia n. sp., N. monodi Hale, N. serra and Nerocila sp. The genus Emphylia Koelbel is synonymised with Nerocila. The new genus Creniola is created for the species C. laticauda (Schiödte & Meinert), C. saurida (Avdeev), and C. breviceps (Schiödte & Meinert) from Hawaii.

Several new synonymies are reported: Nerocila cebuana Schiödte & Meinert and Nerocila philippinensis Bovallius are synonymised with N. congener; Nerocila laevinota Miers is synonymised with N. sundaica Bleeker; Nerocila maculata, N. affinis, N. adriatica, N. australasiae, N. cephalotes, N. macleayii, N. neapolitana, N. novaezelandiae, N. tartowskii, N. trailli, N. laticeps, N. vittata and Rosca rogans are placed in synonymy with Nerocila orbignyi. The history of Nerocila orbignyi is fully discussed, and the species is distinguished from related species. The following species are regarded as nomina dubia: N. aculeata Dana, N. aculeata Edwards, N. falklandica Cunningham, N. brasiliensis Dana, N. latiuscula Dana, N. tenuipes Dana, N. brongnartii (Risso) and N. cuspidata Costa. The subfamily Anilocrinae Schiödte & Meinert is rediagnosed. Host preferences, morphological variability and distribution are discussed.

Notes and some figures are given on other poorly known Indo-Pacific genera, and a list of all species of Nerocila is provided. A key to the Indo-Pacific genera of Anilocrinae, and keys to the Australian species of Nerocila and Creniola are provided.

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