Pandaridae

Pandaridae

[pan′dar·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of dimorphic crustaceans in the suborder Caligoida; members are external parasites of sharks.
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7 SPECIES OF THE CECROPIDAE (CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA) ARE ACTUALLY MEMBERS OF THE PANDARIDAE: EVIDENCE FROM PROSAETES RHINODONTIS
Robust evidence supporting the validity of the Siphonostomatoida family Cecropidae has always been limited, as species of the Cecropidae and the Pandaridae share many morphological characteristics.
Comments: Copepods of the family Pandaridae ale caligoids exclusive ectoparasits on elasmobranchs in temperate and tropical seas: South Africa, central Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and central Pacific.
Similar clusters have been observed in others species of the Pandaridae (i.e.
Observations on the attachment scheme of the parasitic copepod Pandarus satyrus (Copepoda: Pandaridae).
How Pandarus species (Copepoda: Pandaridae) attach to their shark hosts.