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A new species of Argulus (Crustacea: Branchiura) from a bony fish in Algoa Bay, South Africa

Annemarié Avenant-Oldewage, W.H. Oldewage

Abstract


The new species is characterized by the unique shape of the antennule, antenna and maxilla. In addition, huge scales are present on the mouth tube and smaller scales are present on the base of the mouth tube. A row of small spines is present inside the sucker rim of the maxillule. A round dimpled structure occurs ventral to the male gonopore and the unique accessory copulatoiy structures are described.



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