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dc.contributorWe thank Don Buth (University of California, Los Angeles) for support during parasite collections, Rafael Lemaitre and Chad Walter (Smithsonian Institution) for kindly arranging the loan of copepod material, and Mas Dojiri (City of Los Angeles) for guidance during the initial phase of this study. We also thank all the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff and volunteers for help with collection of kelpfishes during the Inner Cabrillo Beach Survey.
dc.contributor.authorPassarelli, Julianne Kalman
dc.contributor.authorTang, Danny
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-03T11:23:17Z
dc.date.available2020-09-03T11:23:17Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholar.oxy.edu/handle/20.500.12711/10298
dc.description.abstractA new copepod species, Lepeophtheirus schaadti n. sp., is established based on female and male specimens obtained from the Giant Kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus Girard, 1854, and Striped Kelpfish, Gibbonsia metzi Hubbs, 1927, captured at Inner Cabrillo Beach in southern California, U.S.A. In addition, comparisons with copepod specimens identified by Wilson (1935) as L. parviventris Wilson, 1905 from the Spotted Kelpfish, Gibbonsia elegans (Cooper, 1864), in Newport Bay, California, revealed they are conspecific with L. schaadti n. sp. The new species differs from its congeners by a combination of characters that include: female with a genital complex that is more than half the length of the cephalothoracic shield and with posterolateral lobes, an abdomen that is composed of one somite and is less than one-quarter the length of the genital complex, a maxillulary dentiform process bearing a thin ridge on the inner tine and lacking a basal knob, no myxal process on the maxilliped, apically rounded tines on the sternal furca, the spine on the first exopodal segment of leg 3 inserted distally on the basal swelling, a 3-segmented leg 4 exopod, and a broad inner lobe of leg 5 that does not extend beyond the posterior margin of the genital complex; and male with three accessory claws on the antennal endopod and no myxal process on the maxilliped. L. schaadti n. sp. represents the first account of an ectoparasitic species from the Striped Kelpfish and Spotted Kelpfish, as well as the fourth ectoparasitic species reported from the Giant Kelpfish.
dc.subjecttaxonomy
dc.subjectparasite
dc.subjectCabrillo Beach
dc.subjectsurvey
dc.titleA NEW SPECIES of Lepeophtheirus (COPEPODA; CALIGIDAE) PARASITIC on THREE KELPFISH SPECIES (CLINIDAE) from the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST
dc.title.alternativeNew parasitic copepod from southern California kelpfishes
dc.typearticle
dc.abstract.formatonep
dc.source.beginpage1
dc.source.issuescas/vol116/iss1
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacyhttps://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol116/iss1/1
dc.source.endpage16
dc.source.peer_reviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.source.volume116
dc.source.journaltitleScas: Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences


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