Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Copepodid Stages of Critomolgus Anthopleurus (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Rhynchomolgidae)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Journal of Crustacean Biology

Abstract Five juvenile copepodids of Critomolgus anthopleurus Kim, 1996, were obtained by rearing the copepod and its actiniarian host for 10 days within a laboratory aquarium. Copepodid I of C. anthopleurus shows significant morphological differences from previous records. At this stage of C. anthopleurus, the antennule is 4-segmented, with 3 setae on the first segment; the antenna has a rudimentary exopod; the mandible has 2 armature elements in addition to distal lash; and the maxilliped is 4-segmented, with an armature formula 1, 2, 1, and 3. Sexual dimorphism first occurs at copepodid V of the maxilliped, which differs between sexes. A comparison of the maxillipeds of copepodid I between C. anthopleurus and other lichomolgoid copepods resulted in a conclusion that the maxillipedal endopod of the lichomolgoid copepodid I is fundamentally 2-segmented, with 1 seta on the first segment, and 3 setae and a setiform process on the second segment.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, Kangnung National University, Kangnung, 210-702 Republic of Korea (


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

1. Abdelhalim A. I. , Lewis J. W. , Boxshall G. A. 1991 "The life-cycle of Ergasilus sieboldi Nordmann (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) parasitic on British freshwater fish." Journal of Natural History Vol 25: 559 582
2. Alston S. , Boxshall G. A. , Lewis J. W. 1996 "The life-cycle of Ergasilus briani Markewitsch, 1993 (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida)." Systematic Parasitology Vol 35: 79 110
3. Calafiore N. , Costanzo G. 1992 "Larval stages of Zygomolgus poucheti (Canu, 1891) (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Lichomolgidae) of the lake Faro (Messina, Italy)." Oebalia Vol 17 (Suppl.) 283 294
4. Costanzo G. 1968 "Su Lichomolgus canui G. O. Sars (Copepoda, Cyclopoida) ed alcuni auoi copepoditi del lago di Faro (Messina)." Bollettino di Zoologia Vol 35: 27 37
5. Costanzo G. 1969 "Stadi naupliari e primo copepodite di Lichomolgus canui G. O. Sars (Copepoda, Cyclopoida) del lago di Faro (Messina), allevata sperimentalmente." Bollettino di Zoologia Vol 36: 143 153
6. Costanzo G. 1984 "Gli stadi di sviluppo di Modiolicola insignis Aurivillius, 1882 (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Sabelliphilidae), del lago di Faro (Messina) da colture in laboratorio." Cahiers de Biologie Marine Vol 25: 393 405
7. Costanzo G. , Calafiore N. 1985 "Larval development of Herrmannella rostrata Canu, 1891 (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Sabelliphilidae) of the lake Faro (Messina) reared in the laboratory." Memorie di Biologia e di Oceanografia Vol 15: 141 154
8. Costanzo G. , Calafiore N. , Crescenti N. 1994 "Copepodids of Doridicola longicauda (Claus, 1860) (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida: Lichomolgidae) associated with Sepia officinalis L." Journal of Crustacean Biology Vol 14 3 601 608
9. Costanzo G. , Crescenti N. 2001 "Copepodid laboratory-reared Astericola asterinae (Bocquet, 1952) (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Lichomolgidae), a copepod associated with Asterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777) of Lake Faro (Messina)." Journal of Natural History Vol 35: 1795 1805
10. Costanzo G. , Crescenti N. , Calafiore N. 1994 "Copepodid stages of Paranthessius anemoniae Claus, 1880 (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Sabelliphilidae), a copepod associated with Aiptasia diaphana (Rapp, 1829) of Lake Faro (Messina) reared in the laboratory." Crustaceana Vol 69: 387 399
11. Costanzo G. , Crescenti N. , Calafiore N. 1996 "Copepodid development Pseudanthessius gracilis Claus 1889 (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Pseudanthessiidae), a copepod associated with Hydroides elegans (Haswell, 1883) (Annelida, Polychaeta) of Lake Faro (Messina, Italy) as obtained in the laboratory." Crustaceana Vol 69: 295 305
12. Costanzo G. , Crescenti N. , Calafiore N. 1997 "Copepodid stages of Lichomolgus forficula Thorell, 1859 (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Lichomolgidae), a copepod associated with Phallusia mamillata (Cuvier, 1815)." Journal of Natural History Vol 31: 1019 1028
13. Do T. , Kajihara T. , Ho J-S. 1984. The life history of Pseudomyicola spinosus (Raffaele & Monticelli, 1885) from the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis galloprovincialis in Tokyo Bay, Japan, with notes on the production of atypical male.Bulletin of the Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo 17: 165
14. Humes A. G. 1986 "Copepodids and adults of Leptinogaster major (Williams, 1907), a poecilostomatoid copepod living in Mya arenaria L. and other marine bivalve mollusks." Fishery Bulletin (U.S.) Vol 85: 227 245
15. Humes A. G. , Boxshall G. A. 1996 "A revision of the lichomolgoid (Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida), with the recognition of six new families." Journal of Natural History Vol 30: 175 227
16. Izawa K. 1986 a "On the development of parasitic Copepoda. III. Taeniacanthus lagocephali Pearse (Cyclopoida: Taeniacanthidae)." Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory Vol 31: 37 54
17. Izawa K. 1986 b "On the development of parasitic Copepoda. IV. Ten species poecilostome cyclopoids, belonging to Taeniacanthidae, Tegobomolochidae Lichomolgidae, Philoblennidae, Myicolidae, and Chondracanthidae." Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory Vol 31: 81 162
18. Kim I-H. 1996 "Three new species of Critomolgus (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida, Rhynchomolgidae) associated with sea anemones in Korea." Korean Journal of Systematic Zoology Vol 39: 362 377
19. Urawa S. , Muroga K. , Kasahara S. 1980 "Studies on Neoergasilus (Copepoda: Ergasilidae), a parasite of freshwater fishes. 2. Development in copepodid stage." Journal of the Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Hiroshima University Vol 19: 21 38

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Journal of Crustacean Biology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation