Redescription and Taxonomic Remarks of the Lichomolgid Copepod Paraphiloconcha meretricis (Crustacea: Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) Parasitic on the Bivalve Meretrix lamarckii from Japan Redescription and Taxonomic Remarks of the Lichomolgid Copepod Paraphiloconcha meretricis (Crustacea: Copepoda: Poecilostomatoida) Parasitic on the Bivalve Meretrix lamarckii from Japan

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Abstract

Paraphiloconcha meretricis Yamaguti, 1936, an incompletely known lichomolgid copepod living in the pericardium of the hard clam Meretrix lamarckii Deshayes, 1853, is redescribed from the southeastern coast of Japan. Although the genus Paraphiloconcha is closely related to Philoconcha, it can be differentiated from the latter by the presence of large lateral processes on the metasomites, a three-segmented maxilliped, and relatively more developed leg setation. In consideration of the morphology and development of mollusk-associated lichomolgid genera, Philoblenna and Briarella, both of which have been assigned to the family Philoblennidae until now, are transferred to the Lichomolgidae.

Journal

  • Species Diversity

    Species Diversity 9(4), 331-341, 2004

    The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110006794440
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA11114903
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    ART
  • ISSN
    13421670
  • NDL Article ID
    7187050
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-W570
  • Data Source
    CJP  NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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