A new species of Cancricepon Giard & Bonnier, 1887 (Isopoda: Bopyridae) from China
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- An, J., Yu, H. & Williams, J.D. Syst Parasitol (2012) 83: 243. doi:10.1007/s11230-012-9381-8
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Specimens of the genus Cancricepon Giard & Bonnier, 1887 are recorded for the second time from China, and a new taxon, Cancricepon multituberosum n. sp., is described based on specimens parasitising the xanthid crab Liomera laevis (A. Milne-Edwards). Females of the new species can be distinguished from the other seven species of Cancricepon by the presence of mid-dorsal projections on all pereomeres and the absence of a palp on the maxilliped. Merocepon knudseni Danforth, 1970 is transferred to Cancricepon as C.knudseni (Danforth, 1970) n. comb. A table of the eight described species of Cancricepon is provided.