Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 43–52 | Cite as

A new notodelphyid copepod, Paranotodelphys illgi n. sp. (Copepoda: Cyclopoida), parasitic in the ascidian Corynascidia herdmani Ritter in the North Pacific

  • Andrey Marchenkov
  • Geoff A. Boxshall
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Abstract

A new species of the Notodelphyidae belonging to Paranotodelphys Schellenberg, 1922 is described from both sexes. The new species, Paranotodelphys illgi, can be distinguished from its congeners by the combination of its 10-segmented female antennule, the bisetose fifth legs and the extreme elongation of the caudal rami of the female, which are more than 10 times longer than wide and 4.4 times longer than the anal somite. The male has non-geniculate antennules. The new species was collected at a depth of 508m in the North Pacific Ocean, from the ascidian Corynascidia herdmani Ritter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrey Marchenkov
    • 1
  • Geoff A. Boxshall
    • 2
  1. 1.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumLondonUK

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