Excorallanidae

Excorallanidae

[ek‚skȯr·ə′lan·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of free-living and parasitic isopod crustaceans in the suborder Flabellifera which have mandibles and first maxillae modified as hooklike piercing organs.
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(Crustacea: Isopoda: Excorallanidae) from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, with observations on adult characters and sexual dimorphism in related species of Excorallana Stebbing, 1904.