Pennella plumosa ( Dekay, 1844 ),

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: 28

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Pennella plumosa ( Dekay, 1844 )


Pennella plumosa ( Dekay, 1844) 

Not valid. Described from a damaged specimen from Diodon pilosus  (= D. holocanthus  ) ( Dekay 1844). Wilson (1917) considered P. plumosa  to be a synonym of P. sagitta  , but this species does not parasitize Diodon  . The brief description of the incomplete parasite indicates that the specimen is likely P. diodontis  . Considered herein a synonym of P. diodontis  .