Siphonostomatoid Copepoda (Crustacea) Associated with Invertebrates from Tropical Waters

  • Kim, Il-Hoi (Department of Biology, Kangnung National University)
  • Published : 2010.09.30

Abstract

Siphonostomatoid copepods associated with marine invertebrates are described from tropical waters of the West Indies and Madagascar. They belong to the families Asterocheridae (7 new genera and 39 new species), Dinopontiidae (one new species), and Nanaspididae (one new species). New taxa of the Asterocheridae are 14 species of Asterocheres (Asterocheres unioviger n. sp., A. trisetatus n. sp., A. bahamensis n. sp., A. tricuspis n. sp., A. plumosus n. sp., A. peniculatus n. sp., A. oricurvus n. sp., A. planus n. sp., A. sensilis n. sp., A. indivisus n. sp., A. nudicoxus n. sp., A. tenuipes n. sp., A. galeatus n. sp., and A. fastigatus n. sp.); 3 species of Hetairosynella n. gen. (Hetairosynella bifurcata n. sp.; H. angulata n. sp.; H. aculeata n. sp.); 15 species of Asteropontius (Asteropontius capillatus n. sp., A. membranulatus n. sp., A. plumatus n. sp., A. parvipes n. sp., A. humesi n. sp., A. angulatus n. sp., A. latioriger n. sp., A. magnisetiger n. sp., A. pinnatus n. sp., A. trifilis n. sp., A. orcafer n. sp., A. bilinguis n. sp., A. dentatus n. sp., A. minutisetiger n. sp., and A. bispinifer n. sp.); Collocherides minutus n. sp.; Cyclocheres sensilis n. gen. n. sp.; Stenomyzon edentatum n. gen. n. sp.; Cephalocheres flagellatus n. gen. n. sp.; Humesimyzon pusillum n. gen. n. sp.; Thermocheres validus n. gen. n. sp.; and Gascardama longisiphonata n. gen. n. sp. New taxa of the remaining two families are Stenopontius spinulatus n. sp. in the Dinopontiidae and Stephopontius ahni n. sp. in the Nanaspididae. Asterocheres crinoidicola Humes, Asteropontius genodon Stock, and Asteropontius ungellatus Stock are redescribed. Asteropontius gonioporae Kim is reported as a new record from Madagascar. A key to species of Asteropontius is provided.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 강릉원주대학교

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