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Cocculinika Myzorama, New Genus, New Species, a Parasitic Copepod from a Deep-sea Wood-ingesting Limpet

Jones, J.B.ORCID: 0000-0002-0773-2007 and Marshall, B.A. (1986) Cocculinika Myzorama, New Genus, New Species, a Parasitic Copepod from a Deep-sea Wood-ingesting Limpet. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 6 (1). pp. 166-169.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1163/193724086X00820
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Abstract

The adult female of Cocculinika myzorama, new genus, new species, is described and illustrated. This copepod, from the cocculinid limpet Coccopigya hispida Marshall, in press, is characterised by the total absence of appendages, a ramifying endosoma in the host tissue, and a swollen ectosoma. The paired egg sacs are wrapped around the ectosoma.

Due to the absence of appendages, the phylogenetic relationships of the copepod are unknown. A list of all Copepoda associated with New Zealand molluscs is given.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Crustacean Society
Copyright: © 2019 Oxford University Press
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/43018
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