Sphyriidae

Sphyriidae

[sfə′rī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of ectoparasitic Crustacea belonging to the group Lernaeopodoida; the parasite embeds its head and part of its thorax into the host.
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RECONSIDERING PHYLOGENY WITHIN SPHYRIIDAE (SIPHONOSTOMATOIDA, COPEPODA).
North American parasitic copepods belonging to the new family Sphyriidae.