Athelges ankistron Markham, 2010

Williams, Jason D. & Boyko, Christopher B., 2015, Abdominal bopyrid parasites (Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae: Athelginae) of diogenid hermit crabs from the western Pacific, with descriptions of a new genus and four new species, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 64, pp. 33-69: 40-42

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5475392

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:CBF84197-175F-4838-B39E-E8F6DF048981

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5475392

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DE5487B5-840D-FF87-FC62-F9D7FD96FBA9

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scientific name

Athelges ankistron Markham, 2010
status

 

Athelges ankistron Markham, 2010  

(Fig. 3A–D)

Athelges ankistron Markham, 2010: 175–179   , figs. 26, 27.

Material examined. Australia: Mature female (10.0 mm) ( MV J62880 View Materials ), infesting unknown host, inhabiting unknown shell, Naracoopa, King Island, Tasmania, 39°55’11”S 144°07’35”E, coll. Marine Research Group of Victoria, 8 March 1980; mature female (17 mm), mature male (3.5 mm) ( MV J62881 View Materials a), no specific host or locality data [collected before 1911]; mature female (14.5 mm) ( MV J62872 View Materials a), 3 immature males (1–1.2 mm), 2 cryptoniscus larvae (0.8 mm), infesting Paguristes sulcatus   (fide label), inhabiting Phasianella ventricosa   (fide label), Naracoopa, King Island, Tasmania, 39°55’11”S 144°07’35”E, coll. Marine Research Group of Victoria, 8 March 1980.

Type locality. Shallow water seagrass, Myora Springs, North Stradbroke Island , Queensland, 27°40.8’S, 153°24.6’E GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. Queensland ( Markham, 2010); Tasmania (herein), Australia.

Hosts. Diogenidae   : Diogenes pallescens Whitelegge, 1897   ( Markham, 2010), Paguristes sulcatus   (herein).

Size Range (Length). Females: to 17.0 mm (herein), males: to 3.5 mm (herein).

Remarks. The present specimens agree with the description of the species given by Markham (2010), although our specimens (Fig. 3A, D) are considerably larger than the types (holotype female = 5.4 mm; allotype male = 1.7 mm). Additionally, the antennae of the present specimens (Fig. 3B), although also of six segments, are much shorter and with a much stouter second segment; the female pleotelsons show a range of shape in the thickness of their recurved posterolateral lobes (Fig. 3A, C), and the males (Fig. 3D) have broader pleotelsons than that of the allotype. The range of the species is extended south to Tasmania and a new host, P. sulcatus   , is added for the species.

MV

University of Montana Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Isopoda

Family

Bopyridae

Genus

Athelges

Loc

Athelges ankistron Markham, 2010

Williams, Jason D. & Boyko, Christopher B. 2015
2015
Loc

Athelges ankistron

Markham JC 2010: 179
2010