New records of Probopyrus pandalicola and Probopyrinella latreuticola (Epicaridea: Bopyridae) from the southern Mexican Caribbean

Iván Castellanos-Osorio, Lourdes Vásquez-Yeomans, Jesús Romero-Rodríguez

Submited: 2023-04-25 15:51:58 | Published: 2024-04-30 21:22:55

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol52-issue2-fulltext-3081

Abstract


The ecology, distribution, and taxonomy of bopyrid isopod species are often omitted from studies not systematically addressed to crustaceans. From a wider study of zooplankton in coastal and reef waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea, two bopyrid species were collected, Probopyrinella latreuticola, attached to the branchial chamber of Latreutes fucorum and Probopyrus pandalicola parasitizing the branchial chamber of Palaemon northropi. For both parasite-host associations, these records represent a new locality and the southernmost record in the Mexican Caribbean. A map and a list of the bopyrid species belonging to Bopyridae recorded in the Mexican Caribbean are provided.

Castellanos-Osorio I, Vásquez-Yeomans L, Romero-Rodríguez J. New records of Probopyrus pandalicola and Probopyrinella latreuticola (Epicaridea: Bopyridae) from the southern Mexican Caribbean. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2024;52(2): 312-317. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol52-issue2-fulltext-3081 [Accessed 18 May. 2024].
Castellanos-Osorio, I., Vásquez-Yeomans, L., & Romero-Rodríguez, J. (2024). New records of Probopyrus pandalicola and Probopyrinella latreuticola (Epicaridea: Bopyridae) from the southern Mexican Caribbean. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 52(2), 312-317. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol52-issue2-fulltext-3081