Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp 243–248

A new species of Cancricepon Giard & Bonnier, 1887 (Isopoda: Bopyridae) from China



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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Life ScienceShanxi Normal UniversityLinfenPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of BiologyHofstra UniversityNew YorkUSA

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