Eudactylinidae

Eudactylinidae

[yü‚dak·tə′lin·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of parasitic copepod crustaceans in the suborder Caligoida; found as ectoparasites on the gills of sharks.
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These were Eudactylinidae (Deets and Ho 1988), Lernaeopodidae (Kabata 1979), and Pennellidae (Boxshall 1986).
The phylogenetic trees of the families Eudactylinidae, Lernaeopodidae, and Pennellidae, when combined, generated a maximum of 27 independent contrasts between pairs of sister branches, although data on clutch size and egg size were missing for a few genera.
Phylogenetic analysis of the Eudactylinidae (Crustacea: Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida), with descriptions of two new genera.