Abstract

Smenispa irregularis (Bleeker, 1857) is reported from the host Acanthopagrus latus (Sparidae) from Western Australia. The nomenclatural change from Enispa Schioedte and Meinert, 1884 to Smenispa Özdikem, 2009 is discussed and a full description provided for Smenispa irregularis. The species is identified by the strongly vaulted body shape, pereonites 1 and 2 arching anteriorly, cephalon embedded in pereonite 1, lateral margins of pereonites subparallel, and the lateral margins of pleonites subparallel and arching posteriorly.

 
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Short Form
Martin et al., 2014. Rec. Aust. Mus. 66(4): 233–240
Author
Melissa B. Martin; Niel L. Bruce; Barbara F. Nowak
Year
2014
Title
Smenispa irregularis (Bleeker, 1857) (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae), a buccal-attaching fish parasite from Australia
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
66
Issue
4
Start Page
233
End Page
240
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.66.2014.1602
Language
English
Date Published
29 May 2014
Cover Date
29 May 2014
ISSN
0067-1975 (print) 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: ISOPODA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
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29 May 2014
Available Online
29 May 2014
Reference Number
1602
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