Australian Museum Journal Smenispa irregularis (Bleeker, 1857) (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae), a buccal-attaching fish parasite from Australia

Shortform:
Martin et al., 2014. Rec. Aust. Mus. 66(4): 233–240
Author(s):
Melissa B. Martin; Niel L. Bruce; Barbara F. Nowak
Year published:
2014
Title:
Smenispa irregularis (Bleeker, 1857) (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae), a buccal-attaching fish parasite from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
66
Issue:
4
Start page:
233
End page:
240
DOI:
10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1602
Language:
English
Date published:
28 May 2014
Cover date:
28 May 2014
ISSN:
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
28 May 2014
Available online:
28 May 2014
Reference number:
1602
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (199kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1172kb PDF)

Abstract

Smenispa irregularis (Bleeker, 1857) is reported from the host Acanthopagrus latus (Sparidae) from Western Australia. The nomenclatural change from Enispa Schioedte and Meinert, 1884 to Smenispa Özdikem, 2009 is discussed and a full description provided for Smenispa irregularis. The species is identified by the strongly vaulted body shape, pereonites 1 and 2 arching anteriorly, cephalon embedded in pereonite 1, lateral margins of pereonites subparallel, and the lateral margins of pleonites subparallel and arching posteriorly.

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