Pennellidae

Pennellidae

[‚pen·ə′lī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of copepod crustaceans in the suborder Caligoida; skin-penetrating external parasites of various marine fishes and whales.
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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.
A new genus and two new species of Pennellidae (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) and an analysis of evolution within the family.