Pennella biloba Kirtisinghe, 1932,

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: 13

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Pennella biloba Kirtisinghe, 1932


Pennella biloba Kirtisinghe, 1932 

Not valid. Described from the Pacific sailfish, Histiophorous brevirostris  (= Istiophorus platycephalus  ), Indian Ocean. Kirtisinghe’s specimen resembles P. filosa  in overall shape and size, which has been found previously on Pacific sailfish ( Causey 1960). The rationale to differentiate P. biloba  from other Pennella  found on large billfish is brief and unconvincing. Not reported since the original record. Status of species inquirendae ( Hogans 1988a). Synonym of P. filosa  .