DESCRIPTION AND NOTES ON THE BIOLOGY OF LIRONECA PUHI, N. SP. (ISOPODA: CYMOTHOIDAE), PARASITE OF THE HAWAIIAN MORAY EEL, GYMNOTHORAX EUROSTUS (ABBOTT) BY THOMAS E. BOWMAN U. S. National Museum The isopod described in this paper was discovered by Dr. William Gosline, University of Hawaii, during his studies on the biology of the host. I am grateful to Dr. Gosline for sending me the isopods and for discussing with me his ob- servations made in the field at Hawaii. In this paper I follow Steinberg and Dougherty (1957) in the spelling of "pereon" and its derivatives and use the terms "pereonite" and "pleonite" as recommended by Wolff (1956). , Lironeca puhi 1 ) , new species . ' , Pl. II, textfigs. 1-4 , Female. Length, 16-23 mm. Head about 1.4 times wider than long, slightly immersed in first pereonite; anterior end bent under and ending in a rounded point between bases of first antennae. Eyes well developed. First two pereonites subequal in length; third a little longer; fourth the longest; fifth to seventh progressively decreasing in length. Lateral parts of pereonites 2-7 produced posteriorly into rounded lobes, the lobes progressively increasing in size posteriorly. Coxal plates nearly
Crustaceana – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1960
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