Abstract

Abstract:

The parasitic copepod genus Lernaeosolea Wilson, 1944 (Chondracanthidae, Copepoda) is reported for the first time from the Pacific Ocean and the shortjaw eelpout, Lycenchelys jordani (Zoarcidae, Perciformes) based on specimens collected off British Columbia, Canada, and identified as Lernaeosolea cf. lycodis. Microscopic examination of the copepods revealed features previously unknown for Lernaeosolea adult females: namely, a simple mouth anteriorly delimited by a labrum, maxillules, maxillae, maxillipeds, and one pair of vestigial swimming legs. A new diagnosis for Lernaeosolea is provided.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6188
Print ISSN
0030-8870
Pages
pp. 125-128
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Open Access
No
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