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. Int.
Isopodes Cymothoidae Leach, 1818, has parasitic habits (Brusca, Coelho, & Taiti, 2001) and its morphological structures are prehensile pereopods provided by long claws, strong and curved, buccal pieces highly modified for parasitic life (Thatcher, 2006).
latifurcatus Wilson, 1921 (Trebiidae Wilson, 1905) parasitic on the Bat Ray, Myliobatis californica Gill, 1865 (Myliobatidae Bonaparte, 1835); on the Curlfin Sole, Pleuronichthys decurrens Jordan & Gilbert, 1881 (Pleuronectidae Rafinesque, 1815); and on the isopod Elthusa vulgaris (Stimpson, 1857) (as Lironeca vulgaris Stimpson, 1857) (Cymothoidae Leach, 1818) parasitic on the Sand Sole, Psettichthys melanostictus Girard, 1854 (Pleuronectidae) (Love and Moser, 1983).
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.
(Isopoda: Cymothoidae), parasite of the Hawaiian moray eel, Gymnothorax eurostus (abbott).
Price, "Life history of Glossobius hemiramphi (Isopoda: Cymothoidae): development, reproduction, and symbiosis with its host Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Pisces: Hemiramphidae)," Journal of Crustacean Biology, vol.
An accidental attachment of Elthusa raynaudii (Isopoda, Cymothoidae) in Etmopterus sp.
Ceratothoa steindachneri (Isopoda, Cymothoidae): An unusual record from the Mediterranean.
Contribution a l'etude experimentale de l'intervention des neurohormones dans le changement de sexe d'Anilocra physodes (Crustace, Isopode, Cymothoidae).