Pennella,

Hogans, W. E., 2017, Review of Pennella Oken, 1816 (Copepoda: Pennellidae) with a description of Pennella benzi sp. nov., a parasite of Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum (Pisces) in the northwest Atlantic Ocean, Zootaxa 4244 (1), pp. 1-38: 33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4244.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:781D71C8-4632-4D1B-8D82-F77CA1146029

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F77753-5B57-FFDE-D6A0-F8FE70D9F05B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pennella
status

 

Undetermined Pennella  sp.

A Pennella  which is likely a distinct species, but has not previously been assigned to any known member of the genus has been documented. Nagasawa et al. (1984) identified a Pennella  sp. from the saury (Cololabris saira) in the north Pacific. The parasite is clearly different from any of its congeners based on photographs of recovered specimens ( Nagasawa et al. 1984). The cephalothoracic papillae are dendritic and form a large mass covering the entire apical end of the parasite, a feature not yet reported from any other species of Pennella  . Nagasawa et al. (1984, 1988) reported on the population dynamics and geographical distribution of the parasite; the authors were reluctant to classify the specimens further than the generic diagnosis based on the poor taxonomic condition of the genus.