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Elsa Teresa Rodrigues, Miguel Ângelo Pardal, Cristiano Gante, João Loureiro, Isabel Lopes
The main goal of the present study was to determine and validate an aquatic Maximum Acceptable Concentration-Environmental Quality Standard (MAC-EQS) value for the agricultural fungicide azoxystrobin (AZX). Assessment factors were applied to short-term toxicity data using the lowest EC50 and after the Species Sensitivity Distribution (SSD) method. Both ways of EQS generation were applied to a freshwater toxicity dataset for AZX based on available data, and to marine toxicity datasets for AZX and Ortiva(®) (a commercial formulation of AZX) obtained by the present study...
November 29, 2016: Environmental Pollution
Michelle K Clower, Ashton S Holub, Rebecca T Smith, Grace A Wyngaard
The highly programmed fragmentation of chromosomes and elimination of large amounts of nuclear DNA from the presomatic cell lineages (i.e., chromatin diminution), occurs in the embryos of the freshwater zooplankton Mesocyclops edax (S. A. Forbes, 1891) (Crustacea: Copepoda). The somatic genome is reorganized and reduced to a size five times smaller even though the germline genome remains intact. We present the first comprehensive, quantitative model of DNA content throughout embryogenesis in a copepod that possesses embryonic DNA elimination...
2016: Journal of Crustacean Biology
Balu Alagar Venmathi Maran, Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Susumu Ohtsuka, Ho Young Soh, Ui Wook Hwang
Members of the copepod genus Caligus Müller, 1785 (Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae) are commonly referred to as sea lice. Virtually all of the more than 450 species utilize marine fishes as hosts, however, an increasing number of records from marine plankton samples shows that at least some species reside in the water column during their adult phase. Members of three different genera, Caligus, Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann, 1832, and Metacaligus Thomsen, 1949 have been reported from plankton samples off eastern Asia and in the north-western Atlantic...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Rebeca Gasca
During a survey of the zooplankton community of a protected reef system on the southern coast of the Mexican Caribbean, many female and male specimens of an undescribed species of Caligus Müller, 1785 were collected. The new species closely resembles C. wilsoni Delamare Deboutteville & Nunez-Ruivo, 1958 and C. belones (Krøyer, 1863) and has affinities with C. balistae Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861 and C. longipedis Bassett-Smith, 1898, all known from the Caribbean Sea and adjacent waters of the north-western Atlantic Ocean...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Jimin Lee, Dongsung Kim, Cheon Young Chang
Monstrilloid copepods of the genus Monstrillopsis Sars, 1921 are recorded from Korea, as well as from the northwestern Pacific, for the first time. Specimens were obtained using a light trap set overnight at piers or seawalls in small harbors. Males of two new species were found and are described herein with remarks on their affinities and detailed drawings and SEM photographs of their morphological features. Monstrillopsis longilobata sp. nov. is allied to M. chathamensis Suárez-Morales & Morales-Ramírez, 2009 and M...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Jimin Lee, Cheon Young Chang
A new species of monstrilloid copepod belonging to the genus Monstrilla Dana, 1849 is recorded from South Korea. Specimens were obtained between May of 2012 and January of 2014 from inshore waters along the coasts of the East Sea, South Sea, and Jeju Island, using a light trap installed at quays and wharves overnight. Monstrilla ilhoii sp. nov. is characterized by a remarkable combination of a large body size (females about 3.8 mm long, males about 2.8 mm long), a polygonal ridge pattern (cuticular reticulation) over the entire body surface, and an antennule armature featuring a supernumerary spiniform seta (4d<sub>3</sub>) in females and a dagger-shaped distal spine (6<sub>2</sub>) in both sexes...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Rony Huys
The type material of four monotypic genera, Leaniricola, Oestrella, Praxillinicola and Trophoniphila (Copepoda, Cyclopoida), described by M'Intosh (1885) from deep water polychaete hosts collected during the H.M.S. Challenger expedition, is re-examined. Leaniricola rotundata M'Intosh (1885) is removed from its floating status as species inquirenda in the Nereicolidae and fixed as the type of a new family, Leaniricolidae fam. nov., based on the presence of an oral cone and massive, three-dimensionally expanded, mandibular gnathobases which are used to anchor the parasite in the parapodial integument of its host...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Eugenia Bandera, Mercedes Conradi
<p class="HeadingRunIn" style="margin-top: 0cm; text-align: justify; text-justify: inter-ideograph; line-height: 12.0pt; page-break-after: auto;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Asterocheres <span style="font-size: 10pt;">Boeck, 1860 is the largest genus in the family Asterocheridae and includes approximately 96 nominal species. Nevertheless, according to Kim (2010), the current assignment of twelve of these species to Asterocheres is debatable, and fifteen species are too incompletely described for reliable comparisons to be made...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Balu Alagar Venmathi Maran, Erlinda R Cruz-Lacierda, Susumu Ohtsuka, Kazuya Nagasawa
Parasitic copepods, especially sea lice (Caligidae) are causing economic problems in both aquaculture and to wild fishes around the world, but their study in at least some of the southeastern Asian countries, is still scanty. Here we provide new information on the distribution of 11 known species of parasitic copepods collected from 11 marine fish hosts from Iloilo, central part of the Philippines. Two species of the genus Anuretes Heller, 1865 and nine species of the genus Caligus Müller, 1785 were found to infest these hosts, i...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Danny Tang, Daisuke Uyeno, Kazuya Nagasawa
The Taeniacanthus balistae species group is characterized by two displaced elements on an outwardly curved and elongated terminal exopodal segment of leg 4. Members of this group parasitize tetraodontiform fishes. The group is reviewed herein based on both new material collected from tetraodontiform fishes and re-examination of voucher specimens housed at the Smithsonian Institution, U.S.A. Five species are considered valid in this group, including two new species described here, Taeniacanthus dojirii sp. nov...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Kuzhanthaivel Raja, Ayyapan Saravanakumar, Ayyaru Gopalakrishnan, Ramalingam Vijayakumar, Ui Wook Hwang, Balu Alagar Venmathi Maran
Members of the pennellid genus Lernaeenicus Lesueur, 1824 (Copepoda, Siphonostomatoida) have frequently been recorded from commercially important fishes collected along the coasts of India. Marine fish hosts from landing centres at Nagapattinam and Parangipettai Tamil Nadu, southeast coast of India, were examined for parasitic copepods between January 2011 and December 2013. A total of nine species including three unidentified species of Lernaeenicus were recorded: (1) L. alatus Rangnekar, 1962 from the Indo-Pacific king mackerel Scomberomorus guttatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), (2) L...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Fabiano Paschoal, Aldenice N Pereira, José Luis Luque
A new species of copepod, Colobomatus kimi sp. nov., belonging to the cyclopoid family Philichthyidae Vogt, 1877, is proposed based on female specimens collected from the pores of the cephalic sensory system of the dwarf goatfish, Upeneus parvus Poey from the southeastern Brazilian coastal zone. The new species can be distinguished from its closest congeners by the unique combination of characters displayed by the female, including the forked caudal rami, the position of the midventral cephalic process shorter in relation to the lateral cephalic processes, and the presence of paired genital processes...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Argun Akif Özak, Ibrahim Demirkale, Alper Yanar
A review of Lernanthropidae (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) recorded on marine fish species in the Mediterranean and Turkish seas is presented together with the first records of two species of the genus Lernanthropus de Blainville, 1822 that are new to the Turkish coasts. The newly recorded parasites are: Lernanthropus gisleri van Beneden, 1852 from the gill filaments of Umbrina cirrosa (Linnaeus, 1758) and Lernanthropus callionymicola El-Rashidy & Boxshall, 2012 from the gill filaments of the Red Sea immigrant dragonet Callionymus filamentosus Valenciennes, 1837...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Kate S Hutson, Geoffrey A Boxshall
We report the discovery of the male of the rare caligiform copepod Kabataia ostorhynchi Kazachenko, Korotaeva & Kurochkin, 1972 on the gills of the type-host Oplegnathus woodwardi (Waite, 1900) captured in the Southern Ocean, off Australia. Light and scanning electron microscopy confirmed the unusual body plan of Kabataia Kazachenko, Korotaeva & Kurochkin, 1972, where only the first pedigerous somite is incorporated into the cephalothorax and the second and third pedigerous somites are fused to form a double-somite, visible both dorsally and ventrally...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Ju-Shey Ho, Ching-Long Lin, Wei-Cheng Liu
Caligidae, commonly known as sea lice, is the most speciose family of symbiotic copepods comprising over 490 species classified in 31 genera. Caligus Müller, 1785 is the largest genus of this family comprising 255 species. Fifty-three species of Caligus have been reported from Taiwan so far, representing 20.78 % of Caligus currently known in the world. Nevertheless, we believe many more species of Caligus are yet to be discovered from the waters of Taiwan, because only 17.71 % (553/3,121 species) of the potential fish hosts occurring in Taiwanese waters have been examined for parasitic copepods so far...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Geoffrey A Boxshall
A new species of the cyclopoid copepod genus Ergasilus von Nordmann, 1832 is described based on material collected from the gills of an elasmobranch, Himantura oxyrhyncha (Sauvage, 1878), collected in the Java Sea off the coast of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. To justify the establishment of the new species, Ergasilus kimi sp. nov., detailed comparisons are made with the 28 congeneric species that share the combination of a 3-segmented leg 1 endopod and the presence of 2 setae on the free exopodal segment of leg 5...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Rony Huys
Symbiosis is one of the most successful modes of life displayed by aquatic organisms, as measured by the number of times it evolved and how many symbiotic species are presently in existence. Among the Crustacea copepods utilize an extraordinary range of hosts, occurring on virtually every phylum of marine macroinvertebrates and, jointly with the monogeneans, are the most speciose group of metazoan ectoparasites of marine fishes (Rhode 2005). Several species have a major impact on global finfish and shellfish aquaculture, causing significant effects on farm production, economic viability and sustainability (Shinn et al...
October 11, 2016: Zootaxa
Ameri Kottarathil Helna, Kappalli Sudha, Panakkool Thamban Aneesh, Wojciech Piasecki, Gopinathan Anilkumar
During an extensive survey of fish parasites along the Malabar coast of India we observed exceptionally high or even massive infection of the narrow-barred Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus commerson (Scombridae), with parasitic copepods Cybicola armatus. Such infection has not hitherto been reported. The copepods occurred on the gills of its host and the infection persisted for many years (the survey lasted from January 2010 to July 2014). The overall prevalence was very high (95%); out of a total of 981 fish studied, 933 were infected, and the maximum intensity reached 42...
December 1, 2016: Acta Parasitologica
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