Copépodes nouveaux (Siphonostomatoida : Nicothoidae) parasites de cumacés et de décapodes profonds

Geoffrey A. BOXSHALL & Danielle DEFAYE

fr Bulletin du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 4ème série – section A – Zoologie, Biologie et Écologie animales 17 (3-4) - Page

Published on 17 November 1995

New Copepods (Siphonostomatoida: Nicothoidae) parasites of deep-sea Cumacea and Decapoda

Two new species of Crustacea Copepoda parasitic on other Crustacea are described, both belonging to the family Nicothoidae. Homoeoscelis elongata n. sp., a parasite of a cumacean, is mainly characterized by the ventral situation of the cephalic region. Hadrothoe crenulata n. sp. resembles H. crosnieri, but differs from it by the structure and setation of the swimming legs. A key to the 20 genera of the Nicothoidae is provided as well as a checklist of the species of Nicothoidae, parasitic on cumaceans and decapods, with their locality.


Copepoda, Siphonostomatoidea, Nicothoidae, parasites, Cumacea, Decapoda Peneoidea, Homoeoscelis elongata n. sp., Hadrothoe crenulata n. sp.