Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 84, Issue 2, pp 149–156 | Cite as

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

  • Jianmei An
  • Christopher B. Boyko
  • Xinzheng Li


Parasymmetrorbione bicauda 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.


Guangdong Province Head Width Lateral Plate Chinese Water Nansha Island 
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This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31101614) and the Natural Science Foundation of Shanxi Normal University (ZR1014). We are grateful to Drs John C. Markham (Arch Cape Marine Laboratory, OR, USA) and Jason D. Williams (Hofstra University, NY, USA) for their kind help with the bopyrid literature. We are also indebted to the collectors of the China/Vietnam Comprehensive Oceanographic Survey of the Beibu Gulf.


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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

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