Pennella histiophori Thomson, 1889,

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: 23

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Pennella histiophori Thomson, 1889


Pennella histiophori Thomson, 1889 

Not valid. The original description is from specimens recovered from the Pacific Sailfish Histiophorus hescheli  (= Istiophorus platycephalus  ) off New Zealand. The descriptions and figures resemble closely specimens of P. filosa  also recorded from Pacific Sailfish (ex: off coastal Mexico, Causey 1960). The specimens of P. histiophori  fall within the length and morphological variability range of most specimens of P. filosa  from many different species of large pelagic scombriform fishes ( Hogans 1987). Pennella histiophori  is a synonym of P. filosa ( Hogans 1988a)  ; accepted as P. filosa ( Walter & Boxshall 2015)  .