Pennella exocoeti ( Holten, 1802 ),

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: 17

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Pennella exocoeti ( Holten, 1802 )


Pennella exocoeti ( Holten, 1802) 

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Synonyms. Pennella blainvillei ( Lesueur, 1824)  , P. holteni ( Desmarest, 1825)  , P. liouvillei Quidor, 1912  Type host and locality. Exocoetus  sp., Atlantic Ocean.

Morphology. Size: 34–42 mm. Papillae: partial coverage, tubiform and branched, arranged around perimeter of cephalothorax, not found in organized groups. Holdfasts: two only, short. First antenna with four segments, second with two segments. Plumes: simple, single or double.

Remarks. A valid species. Parasitic on flying fishes ( Exocoetidae  : Exocoetus  , Cheilopogon  ) in the Atlantic Ocean ( Hogans 1988a and references therein). A small species exhibiting uniform morphology between specimens. Redescribed from USNM material by Hogans (1988a).