Caligus kajii

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Siphonostomatoida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Copepoda
Infraclassis: Neocopepoda
Superordo: Podoplea
Ordo: Siphonostomatoida

Familia: Caligidae
Genus: Caligus
Species: Caligus kajii

Name

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Caligus kajii Ohtsuka & Boxshall, 2019

Type locality: 15 m depth, off Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan (34°00.686'N, 130°53.756'E)
Holotype: 1 ovigerous adult ♀; parasitic on body surface of Platycephalus sp. (total length 58 cm) collected morning of August 24, 2016; whole specimen (NSMT-Cr 26754); S. Ohtsuka leg.
Paratypes:
  • Allotype: 1 adult ♂, same data as in holotype; partly dissected on 1 slide, body in vial (NSMT-Cr 26755); S. Ohtsuka leg.
  • 1♀, same data as in holotype; partly dissected and bodies in vials (NSMT-Cr 26756); 36♀♀ and 13♂♂, same data as in holotype; whole specimens (NSMT-Cr 26757); S. Ohtsuka leg.
Etymology: named after Tomonari Kaji
ZooBank: 9A3A7B46-6140-4865-AAFA-99E718FBA8D6

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