Pennella longicauda Gnanamuthu, 1957,

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 longicauda Gnanamuthu, 1957


Pennella longicauda Gnanamuthu, 1957 

( Fig. 13View FIGURE 13)

Synonyms. Pennella oxyporhamphi Sebastian, 1966 

Type host and locality. Cypselerus bahiensis, Madras, Indian Ocean  ..

Morphology. Size: 35 mm. Papillae: partial coverage, clavate and tubiform, not spherical, unorganized arrangement. Holdfasts: two only, short. First antenna with five segments, second with three segments. Plumes: simple, single or double,

Remarks. Species inquirendae. Described from the flyingfish, s pecies inquirendae according to Hogans (1988a), based on missing type material. A brief account of a new species, figures in the original description show that the single specimen documented is sufficiently different from other Pennella  to warrant consideration as a distinct species. Pennella longicauda  is another small Pennella  and exhibits unique cephalothoracic papillae (elongate, tubiform, not spherical- Fig. 13View FIGURE 13 b); the specimen described by Gnanamuthu (1957) was a gravid female with eggs strings. It has not been reported since the original record.