Cymothoidae

Cymothoidae

[‚sī·mə′thȯi‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of isopod crustaceans in the suborder Flabellifera; members are fish parasites with reduced maxillipeds ending in hooks.
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Global diversity offish parasitic isopod crustaceans of the family Cymothoidae.
Life cycle: The cymothoidae life cycle involves only one host (Holoxenic cycle) [23,24] and attach to fish early in life and pass through a male stage before becoming female.
Pathogenesis and clinical sign: Cymothoidae are blood feeding.
Isopods (Isopoda: Aegidae, Cymothoidae, Gnathiidae) associated with Venezuelan marine fishes (Elasmobranchii, Actinopterygii).
Prey families identified in the analysis were: Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, Ephemeridae, Siphlonuridae, Gomphidae and Belostomatidae (Insecta); Cymothoidae and Palaemonidae (Malacostraca); Pisidiidae (Bivalvia); Pleuroceridae (Gastropoda) and Sciaenidae (Osteichthyes).
Artropoda / Crustacea Isopoda Aegidae Rocinela signata Bopyridae Probopyrus pandalicola Corallanidae Alcirona krebsii Excorallana costata Excorallana tricornis Tridentella virginata Cymothoidae Anilocra abudefdufi Anilocra haemuli Cymothoa exigua Cymothoa excisa Cymothoa oestrum Livoneca redmani Livoneca sp.
The parasite Paracymothoa astyanaxi presents the typical morphology of the family Cymothoidae with the latest pereopods adapted for grasping in the oral region of the fish host (Figure 2).
In the case of parasitism by Cymothoidae, the occurrence may be underestimated by the behaviour of the parasites who abandon the host and so cease swimming movements (Brusca, 1978).
A monograph on the Isopoda Cymothoidae (Crustacea) of the castern Pacific.