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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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.