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Some new and known species of Lernanthropidae (Copepoda, Siphonostomatoida) parasitic on Japanese actinopterygian fishes, with a revision of two known species of the family

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Six species of Lernanthropidae parasitic on the branchial lamellae of Japanese actinopterygian fishes are (re-)described. They are: Lernanthropinus maajii sp. nov. from Trachurus japonicus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844) (Carangidae), L. sphyraenae (Yamaguti & Yamasu, 1959) from Sphyraena pinguis Günther, 1874 and S. japonica Bloch & Schneider, 1801 (Sphyraenidae), Lernanthropsis mugilii (Shishido, 1898) from Mugil cephalus Linnaeus, 1758 (Mugilidae), Lernanthropus seriolii Shishido, 1898 from Seriola lalandi Valenciennes, 1833 (Carangidae), Sagum brotulae sp. nov. from Brotula multibarbata Temminck & Schlegel, 1846 (Ophididae), and S. epinepheli (Yamaguti & Yamasu, 1960) from Epinephelus akaara (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) (Serranidae). Lernanthropinus holiulini sp. nov. and Sagum pillaisebastiani sp. nov. are herein established for Ho et al.’s (2008) Lernanthropinus sphyraenae and Pillai & Sebastian’s (1967) Sagum epinepheli, respectively.

Affiliations: 1: Izawa Marine Biological Laboratory, 795-16 Kannonji, Tsu, Mie 514-0062, Japan


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