Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 78–91 | Cite as

Cymothoidae (Crustacea, Isopoda) from Indian fishes

  • Ganapathy Rameshkumar
  • Samuthirapandian Ravichandran
  • Jean-Paul Trilles


Four cymothoid isopods, parasites of fishes, are reported from India. Two new species, Nerocila poruvae and Joryma hilsae are described. A full description of Nerocila longispina Miers, 1880 is included and two hosts are identified. The distribution and hosts of Anilocra dimidiata Bleeker, 1857 are updated. Nerocila poruvae, N. longispina and Anilocra dimidiata were collected from the Southeastern coasts of India and Joryma hilsae from the Southwestern coasts.


Cymothoidae Nerocila poruvae sp. nov. Joryma hilsae sp. nov. India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganapathy Rameshkumar
    • 1
  • Samuthirapandian Ravichandran
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul Trilles
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine ScienceAnnamalai UniversityParangipettaiIndia
  2. 2.UMR 5119 (CNRS-UM2-IFREMER), Equipe Adaptation Ecophysiologique et OntogenèseUniversité Montpellier 2Montpellier Cedex 05France

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