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Some New Zealand Parasitic Copepoda of the Family Anthosomidae



The relationship between the genera Lernanthropus Blainville, Sagum Wilson. Pseudolernanthropus Yamaguti and Aethon Krøyer is considered. The new genus Paralernanthropus is defined and P. foliaceus (Goggio) redescribed from Thyrsite's atun and Jordanidia solandri is made the type species: a new species of Lernanthropus is described from Seriolella brama; Aethon is redefined and Lernanthropus percis Thomson is redescribed and transferred to this genus; two new species of Aethon are described from Cheilodactylus macropterus and Latridopsis ciliaris respectively; Anthosoma crassum (Abildgaard) is redescribed from New Zealand material and previous records are discussed.