A new Chinese isopod, Ichthyoxenus geei

Pearl L. Boone
1920 Proceedings of the United States National Museum  
The species herein described was found parasitic on the " Tsi-fish " or carp, probably Cyprinus cavpio taken from lakes and canals around Soochow, China, by Prof. N. Gist Gee, of Soochow University, whose energetic investigations are constantly increasing our knowledge of this hitherto neglected region. This is the fourth representative of the genus Ichthyoxenus^a group whose mode of life is peculiarly interesting. When young, the isopod bores a hole in the body of a fish, just behind the
more » ... st behind the lateral fin, where it lives with its mate, developing so in size that it is impossible for it to escape through the opening by which it entered.
doi:10.5479/si.00963801.57-2319.497 fatcat:yspwpmqsbfdkhhxxpeny3vazmq