New records of two species of parasitic isopods (Isopoda: Cymothoida: Bopyridae: Athelginae) associated with hermit crabs from the south Atlantic

Keywords: Bopyrids, Parathelges, Pseudostegias, Taxonomy, Western Atlantic

Abstract

Two species of bopyrid isopods from the subfamily Athelginae are recorded from new localities in northeastern Brazil. Parathelges foliatus Markham, 1972 was recorded for the first time from Brazil, in the state of Ceará, parasitising the hermit crab Clibanarius symmetricus (Randall, 1840). Pseudostegias atlantica Lemos de Castro, 1965 is recorded from the state of Ceará, parasitising Clibanarius antillensis Stimpson, 1859. Illustrations, species diagnosis and an updated distribution map are given for each species.

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Felipe Bezerra Ribeiro, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Instituto de Biociências (IBIO), Departamento de Zoologia - Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Avenida Bento Gonçalves, 9.500, Agronomia, CEP 91509‑900, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Ivanklin Soares Campos-Filho, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG), Programa de Pós-Graduação em Recursos Naturais (PPGRN) - Campina Grande, PB, Brasil.

Rua Aprígio Veloso, 882, Universitário, CEP 58429‑900, Campina Grande, PB, Brasil.

Luís Ernesto Arruda Bezerra, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Instituto de Ciências do Mar (LABOMAR) - Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.

Avenida da Abolição, 3.207, Meireles, CEP 60165‑081, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.

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Published
2019-08-15
How to Cite
Ribeiro, F., Campos-Filho, I., & Bezerra, L. E. (2019). New records of two species of parasitic isopods (Isopoda: Cymothoida: Bopyridae: Athelginae) associated with hermit crabs from the south Atlantic. Papéis Avulsos De Zoologia, 59, e20195937. https://doi.org/10.11606/1807-0205/2019.59.37
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