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Sarcotretes Longirostris N. Sp. (Copepoda: Pennellidae) Parasitic on Bluefin Driftfish (Psenes Pellucidus) from the Stomachs of Short-Finned Pilot Whales Caught off Japan

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Abstract A new species of pennellid (Pennellidae, Copepoda), Sarcotretes longirostris n. sp., is described based on specimens collected from bluefin driftfish (Psenes pellucidus Lütken) found in the stomach of short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus Gray) caught in the western North Pacific off central Honshu, Japan. The new species differs from its congeners in the possession of 1) a long proboscis (longer than the cephalothorax); 2) a pair of blunt, lateral cephalothoracic processes (holdfast); and 3) a long neck that is distinctly longer than the trunk. This is the first species of copepod parasite reported from a representative of the genus Psenes.

Affiliations: 1: a (JSH, corresponding author) Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, California 90840-3702, U.S.A. (; ; 2: b (KN) Laboratory of Aquaculture, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, 1-4-4 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 739-8528, Japan (; ; 3: c (IHK) Department of Biology, Kangreung National University, Kangreung, Kangwondo 210-702, Korea (


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