Nerocila japonica Schioedte & Meinert, 1881 (Isopoda, Cymothoidae) found in a Japanese culture of Girella leonina (Richardson, 1846) (Actinopterygii, Kyphosidae)

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International Journal of Crustacean Research


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  • Nerocila japonica Schioedte & Meinert, 1881, non-ovigerous female, NSMT-Cr 25639. A, habitus, dorsal; B, cephalon (left antennule and antenna lost) and pereonite 1, dorsal; C, pleotelson, and uropods. Scale bars: 5 mm in A; 2 mm in B and C.

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