Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 223–233 | Cite as

Three new species of Enterocola van Beneden, 1860 (Crustacea: Copepoda: Cyclopoida) from ascidian hosts



Three new species of Enterocola are described: E. dicaudatus n. sp., from the ascidian host Polysyncraton rostrum Monniot & Monniot collected in Tanzania, E. monnioti n. sp., from the ascidian host Polyclinum constellatum Savigny collected in Bahrain, and E. parapterophorus n. sp., from the ascidian host Didemnum granulatum Tokioka taken in Djibouti. In all three species, the mandibles are interpreted as being represented by a pair of setulose seta-like elements that are largely concealed beneath similar paired setulose structures, the labral palps, carried on the labrum. The paired elements interpreted as mandibles are transversely orientated and lie in a groove, the anterior margin of which forms a defined ridge ornamented with spinules.


Anterior Margin Paired Element Ascidian Host 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyNatural History MuseumLondonUK

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