Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 75–79

A redescription of Cumoniscus Bonnier, 1903 (Crustacea: Tantulocarida) from a cumacean host in the Bay of Biscay


  • Rony Huys
    • Department of ZoologyThe Natural History Museum
  • Geoffrey A. Boxshall
    • Department of ZoologyThe Natural History Museum
  • Jean-Paul Casanova
    • Laboratoire de Biologie Animale (Plancton)Université de Provence

DOI: 10.1007/BF00009651

Cite this article as:
Huys, R., Boxshall, G.A. & Casanova, J. Syst Parasitol (1993) 26: 75. doi:10.1007/BF00009651


Cumoniscus kruppi Bonnier, the only tantulocarid known from a cumacean host, is redescribed from a tantulus larva collected from the Bay of Biscay. The host is a male leuconid cumacean. This genus is placed in the family Deoterthridae, and can be distinguished from other genera by the pore pattern on the cephalic shield, the reduced setae on the sixth legs and the presence of tiny curved spinules on the endopod of thoracopods 2 to 5.

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