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Three New Records for Micronesia of Cymothoid Isopods (Crustacea) Parasitic on Fishes

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Title: Three New Records for Micronesia of Cymothoid Isopods (Crustacea) Parasitic on Fishes
Authors: Williams, Ernest H Jr.
Bunkley-Williams, Lucy
Pitlik, Todd
Issue Date: Apr 2000
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Williams EH Jr, Bunkley-Williams L, Pitlik T. 2000. Three new records for Micronesia of cymothoid isopods (Crustacea) parasitic on fishes. Pac Sci 54(2): 157-158.
Abstract: Ceratothoa angulata (Richardson) was found in the mouth of
Dussumier's halfbeak, Hyporhamphus dussumieri; Cymothoa bychowskyi
Avdeev in the gill chamber of the red cornetfish, Fistularia petimba; and Elthusa
raynaudii (Milne-Edwards) in the mouth of the blueline snapper, Lutjanus kasmira,
collected in Guam. Elthusa raynaudii has only been reported in the Southern
Hemisphere, except for one other record in Japan; C. bychowskyi has previously
only been found in the Indian Ocean; and C. angulata has previously
only been found in the Philippines and Borneo. The blueline snapper is a new
host for E. raynaudii. These great range extensions suggest how poorly cymothoid
isopods are known.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1610
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 54, Number 2, 2000



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