Three New Genera and Species of Siphonostomatoid Copepods (Crustacea) Associated with Sponges from Samar Island in the Philippines, with a Proposal of a New Family

  • Lee, Jimin (Marine Ecosystem and Biological Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology) ;
  • Kim, Il-Hoi (Korea Institute of Coastal Ecology)
  • Received : 2018.02.13
  • Accepted : 2018.04.16
  • Published : 2018.04.30


Three new genera and species of siphonostomatoid copepods are described as associates of sponges from shallow water of Samar Island in the Philippines: Samarus filipes n. gen., n. sp., Paurocheres dentatus n. gen., n. sp., and Platymyzon umbonatum n. gen., n. sp. A new family Samarusidae is proposed to accommodate Samarus n. gen. which has rudimentary legs 1-5 represented only by filiform setae. Paurocheres n. gen. is characterized by 2-segmented endopod of leg 4 and reduced setation of legs, and Platymyzon n. gen. by missing of mandibular gnathobase.


Supported by : Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology


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