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Description of Megacolax gen. nov. and redescription of Megacolax insolitus (Ho & Lin, 2003) (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Bomolochidae) parasitic in the nasal cavity of the silver pomfret Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788) (Pisces, Stromateidae)

In: Crustaceana
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Kunihiko Izawa Izawa Marine Biological Laboratory, 795-16 Kannonji, Tsu, Mie 514-0062, Japan

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Abstract

Megacolax gen. nov. (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Bomolochidae) is established to accommodate Naricolax insolitus Ho & Lin, 2003, and next Megacolax insolitus (Ho & Lin, 2003) emended is redescribed based on specimens of both sexes recovered from the nasal cavity of the original host, Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788) (Pisces, Stromateidae) in Japan. The male is described for the first time for the species.

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Megacolax gen. nov. (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Bomolochidae) est établi pour Naricolax insolitus Ho & Lin, 2003, et Megacolax insolitus (Ho & Lin, 2003) ainsi révisé est redécrit à partir de spécimens des deux sexes prélevés dans la cavité nasale de l’hôte d’origine, Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788) (Pisces, Stromateidae) au Japon. Le mâle de cette espèce est décrit pour la première fois.

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