Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp 291–295 | Cite as

A new locality and host for Pseudione crenulata G.O. Sars, 1898 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Bopyridae) in the Mediterranean

  • Luca Castriota
  • Manuela Falautano
  • Pietro Vivona
  • Franco Andaloro
Research Note


The first record of Pseudione crenulata in the branchial chamber of Munida intermedia is reported from the southern Tyrrhenian Sea, with notes on accessory males and female morphology. The effects of this parasite on host pleopod morphology are reported. Pseudione crenulata has previously been recorded from M. tenuimana and M. rugosa, both in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.


Crustacea Isopoda Bopyridae Pseudione crenulata Decapoda Munida intermedia Mediterranean Sicily 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Castriota
    • 1
  • Manuela Falautano
    • 1
  • Pietro Vivona
    • 1
  • Franco Andaloro
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)PalermoItaly

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