Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 149–156

A new genus and species of parasitic isopod (Isopoda: Bopyridae: Orbioninae) from Chinese waters, with a new locality and host record for Orbione halipori Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis, 1923


DOI: 10.1007/s11230-012-9396-1

Cite this article as:
An, J., Boyko, C.B. & Li, X. Syst Parasitol (2013) 84: 149. doi:10.1007/s11230-012-9396-1


Parasymmetrorbionebicauda n. g., n. sp. is described from Chinese waters infesting two species of Solenocera Lucas (Decapoda: Penaeoidea). The new genus differs from other orbionine genera by the following combination of features: a pronounced asymmetry of coxal and lateral plate development, biramous uropods, tuberculate lateral plates and a digitate internal ridge on oostegite 1. A key to the eight genera of the Orbioninae R. Codreanu, 1967 is presented. Orbione halipori Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis, 1923 is also recorded from a new Chinese locality and a new host.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianmei An
    • 1
  • Christopher B. Boyko
    • 2
    • 3
  • Xinzheng Li
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Life ScienceShanxi Normal UniversityLinfenPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of BiologyDowling CollegeOakdaleUSA
  3. 3.Division of Invertebrate ZoologyAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China