Entoniscidae

Entoniscidae

[‚ent·ə′nis·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of isopod crustaceans in the tribe Bopyrina that are parasitic in the visceral cavity of crabs and porcellanids.
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The family Entoniscidae (Isopoda-Epicaridea) has extreme morphological variation (Williams and Boyko, 2012).
Shiino (1942) described different characters for entoniscidae family; which are other than Giard and Bonnier (1887) and Atkins (1933).
The superfamily Bopyrina included three families as Dajidae (parasitic in the incubatory chamber or on the dorsal surface of the Mysids and Euphosiids), Bopyridae (in branchial cavity or on the abdominal cavity of the Anomuran and Macrura) and Entoniscidae (in visceral cavity of Brachyura and Anomura) (Hartnoll, 1960).