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).
Entoniscidae have appearance of internal parasites, but they are actually external (Shields and Ward, 1998).
(Isopoda: Entoniscidae) and its effect on reproduction in intertidal crabs (Decapoda: Grapsidae) from New Zealand.