Abstract

The genus Nerocila is rediagnosed, and the Australian species revised and redescribed in full. Species represented are Nerocila orbignyi (Guérin-Méneville), N. congener Miers, N. phaiopleura Bleeker, N. barramundae n. sp., N. lomatia n. sp., N. monodi Hale, N. serra and Nerocila sp. The genus Emphylia Koelbel is synonymised with Nerocila. The new genus Creniola is created for the species C. laticauda (Schiödte & Meinert), C. saurida (Avdeev), and C. breviceps (Schiödte & Meinert) from Hawaii.

Several new synonymies are reported: Nerocila cebuana Schiödte & Meinert and Nerocila philippinensis Bovallius are synonymised with N. congener; Nerocila laevinota Miers is synonymised with N. sundaica Bleeker; Nerocila maculata, N. affinis, N. adriatica, N. australasiae, N. cephalotes, N. macleayii, N. neapolitana, N. novaezelandiae, N. tartowskii, N. trailli, N. laticeps, N. vittata and Rosca rogans are placed in synonymy with Nerocila orbignyi. The history of Nerocila orbignyi is fully discussed, and the species is distinguished from related species. The following species are regarded as nomina dubia: N. aculeata Dana, N. aculeata Edwards, N. falklandica Cunningham, N. brasiliensis Dana, N. latiuscula Dana, N. tenuipes Dana, N. brongnartii (Risso) and N. cuspidata Costa. The subfamily Anilocrinae Schiödte & Meinert is rediagnosed. Host preferences, morphological variability and distribution are discussed.

Notes and some figures are given on other poorly known Indo-Pacific genera, and a list of all species of Nerocila is provided. A key to the Indo-Pacific genera of Anilocrinae, and keys to the Australian species of Nerocila and Creniola are provided.

 
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Short Form
Bruce, 1987, Rec. Aust. Mus. 39(6): 355–412
Author
Niel L. Bruce
Year
1987
Title
Australian species of Nerocila Leach, 1818, and Creniola n.gen. (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), crustacean parasites of marine fishes
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
39
Issue
6
Start Page
355
End Page
412
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.39.1987.174
Language
English
Date Published
31 December 1987
Cover Date
31 December 1987
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY; FISHES
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23 January 2009
Available Online
27 February 2009
Reference Number
174
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