​A worldwide list of hermit crabs and their relatives (Anomura: Paguroidea) reported as hosts of Isopoda Bopyridae

J. C. Markham

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 60 (1) p. 71–77 (2003)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.10

Abstract

Hermit crabs and their relatives in the anomuran superfamily Paguroidea are among the most frequently reported hosts of bopyrid isopods, all species of which are parasites of decapod crustaceans in general. This report serves, for the first time, to collect the widely scattered records of paguroid infestation into a single list with both host and parasite names updated to conform with the currently accepted nomenclature; each entry includes the geographical locality for the occurrence of each species of parasite on each species of host and the citation of the publication in which it was reported. The known host paguroids are in the Diogenidae (48 species plus 3 others not identified to species), Lithodidae (6), Paguridae (52 + 7), and Parapaguridae (3 + 1). Their parasites belong to three bopyrid subfamilies, the Pseudioninae (32 species occurring in the branchial chambers of hosts), the Athelginae (41 species clinging to the abdomens of their hosts), and the Bopyrophryxinae (one species attached simultaneously to branchiae and abdomen of their hosts).

Citation

Markham, J.C., 2003. A worldwide list of hermit crabs and their relatives (Anomura: Paguroidea) reported as hosts of Isopoda Bopyridae. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 60: 71-77. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.10

PUBLICATION DATE: 31 JANUARY 2003

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