Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2021 Apr 24;14:321-328. Epub 2021 Mar 24.
Department of Aquatic Biology & Fisheries, University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, 695581, Kerala, India.
A fish parasitic isopod recently reported from India as Bleeker, 1857, was re-examined and morphologically compared to five closely related species: Leach, 1818, Williams and Bunkley-Williams, 1986, Bleeker, 1857, Welicky and Smit, 2019 and Bariche and Trilles, 2006. This species was sequenced and compared to other known species based on mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (COI) gene fragments Both morphological and molecular data corroborate that the species parasitising the clupeid fish (Valenciennes, 1847) from India should be recognised as a new species, and we describe n. sp. Read More