Pennella zeylanica Kirtisinghe, 1933,

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

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Pennella zeylanica Kirtisinghe, 1933


Pennella zeylanica Kirtisinghe, 1933 

Not valid. Reported from Pacific sailfish, Istiophorous gladius  (= I. platypterus  ), Ceylon. The original description and figures clearly indicate that P. zeylanica  is identical with P. instructa  of Wilson (1917) (cephalothoracic papillae and holdfast horn configuration is the same between the two species) which is also found on sailfish ( Hogans 1986 and references therein). Synonym of P. instructa ( Hogans 1986)  ; accepted as P. instructa ( Walter & Boxshall 2015)  .