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A New Species of Probopyrus (Isopoda, Bopyridae), Parasite of Macrobrachium Americanum Bate, 1868 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae)

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A new species of Probopyrus Giard & Bonnier, 1888, parasitizing the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium americanum Bate, 1868, is described. Probopyrus markhami new species, differs from other American species of the genus by having, in the female, the body almost as wide as long, pleopods not projecting beyond the pleon edge, distortion angle seven degrees, brown reticular pigmentation, third maxilliped palp pyramidal-shape, and anterolateral angles of head with a short acute process.


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Affiliations: 1: Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, P.O. Box 70-305, México D.F. 04510, Mexico


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