BOPYRID ISOPODA FROM SOUTHERN AFRICA BY BRIAN KENSLEY South African Museum, Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, South Africa INTRODUCTION During the course of identifying decapod crustaceans collected during the seventh cruise of the R/V "Anton Bruun", as part of the International Indian Ocean Expedition, several specimens of bopyrid isopods were encountered. These are here described, along with a specimen from Inhaca Island, Mo?ambique. All are bran- chial parasites either of brachyurous or macrurous decapods. Argeiopsis n. gen. Diagnosis. - Female. Body only slightly asymmetrical. Cephalon broader than long. No obvious anterior lamina, posterior lamina with two strongly curved hook- like processes. Pereion of seven free segments, with seven pairs of well-developed pereiopods. Pleon of six free segments. Coxal plates entirely absent. Five pairs of biramous pleopods, rami unequal. Uropods uniramous, lamellar. Brood pouch open, only bordered by oostegites. Type species of the genus Argeiopsis inhacae n. sp. Argeiopsis inhacae n. sp. (fig. la-h) Material. - 1 ovigerous female, holotype, S.A.M. A10979, length 6.0 mm, breadth 5.0 mm, taken from right branchial chamber of Steizopus hispiduf (Olivier), collected at Inhaca Island, Mo?ambique. Description. - Female. Body longer than broad, left side bulging slightly more than right, asymmetry not very
Crustaceana – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1974
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