Bopyridae

Bopyridae

[bō′pī·rə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of epicaridean isopods in the tribe Bopyrina known to parasitize decapod crustaceans.
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Pseudione tuberculata Richardson, 1904 (Isopoda: Bopyridae): a parasite of juveniles of the king crab Lithodes santolla (Molina, 1782) (Anomura: Lithodidae) in the Magellan Strait, Chile.
Infestation of Pseudione humboldtensis (Bopyridae) in the squat lobsters Cervimunida johni and Pleuroncodes monodon (Galatheidae) off northern Chile.
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).
Unusual characters (though in rare instances known from members of other subfamilies of the Bopyridae) are: Female: Body broadly oval, almost circular; head lacking frontal lamina; pereopods proportionately tiny.
Palaemonetes is susceptible to parasitism by a number of parasites, most notably parasitic isopods in the Family Bopyridae. The incidence of parasitism could prove quite significant to the role played by Palaemonetes in marine systems, as it affects mortality rates and shows sublethal effects on activity.
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.
Probopyrus pacificensis, a new parasite species (Isopoda: Bopyridae) of Macrobrachium tenellum (Smith, 1871) (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) of the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Interactions between the parasite Probopyrus bithynis (Isopoda, Bopyridae) and one of its hosts, the shrimp Macrobrachium amazonicum (Decapoda, Palaemonidae).
Reduced superoxide dismutase activity in Palaemonetes argentinus (Decapoda, Palemonidae) infected by Probopyrus ringueleti (Isopoda, Bopyridae).
Name bourdonis, Latin genitive singular of third declension noun, selected in honor of Roland Bourdon, the noted authority on the Bopyridae, who first studied this species but did not name it.
Temporal dynamic of the relationship between the parasitic isopod Aporobopyrus curtatus (Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae) and the anomuran crab Petrolisthes armatus (Crustacea: Decapoda: Porcellanidae) in southern Brazil.
Preliminary observations on the effects of Epipenaeon elegans Chopra (Isopoda: Bopyridae) on reproduction of Penaeus semisulcatus de Haan (Decapoda; Penaeidae).