Pennella makaira Hogans, 1988,

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: 25

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Pennella makaira Hogans, 1988


Pennella makaira Hogans, 1988 

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Synonyms. None

Type host and locality. Makaira  nigricans, Caribbean Sea. 

Morphology. Size: 27–29 mm. Papillae: full coverage, spherical, clavate and tubiform, simple branching; unorganized arrangement. Holdfasts: two only, short. First antenna with three segments, second with two segments. Plumes: simple, single or double.

Remarks. A valid species. Found so far only on blue marlin ( M. nigricans  ) in the south Atlantic ( Hogans 1988c; Williams & Bunkley-Williams 1996). A small species with a unique overall shape and uniform papillae structure between specimens. The only small (<50 mm) Pennella  known to infest large scombriform fishes.