Redescription of the female of Gnathia africana (Crustacea: Isopoda: Gnathiidae) from southern Africa

Nico J. Smit, Jo G. Van As, Linda Basson
2002 Folia Parasitologica  
A redescription of the female of the temporary fish parasite, Gnathia africana Barnard, 1914 is provided from specimens reared from final-stage G. africana praniza larvae collected from their intertidal fish hosts along the south coast of southern Africa. It differs from other known gnathiid females in the shape of the frontal border and the number and basic form of pylopod articles. This redescription aims to establish a format for future descriptions and redescriptions of gnathiid females.
doi:10.14411/fp.2002.013 fatcat:4sccdlo26ze4pfhnsbshiskhti