Two new bopyrids, Bopyrinina articulata n. sp. and Bopyrinella asymmetrica n. sp. are described from French Polynesia, the Red Sea, and the Philippines. Bopyrinina articulata n.sp. infests Salmoneus cf. gracilipes Miya, and is distinguishable from other species of this genus by the structure of the maxilliped, pleopods and oostegite 1. Bopyrinella asymmetrica n. sp. is most similar to Bopyrinella albida Shiino, 1958, but females differ from that species because all pereomeres on the short side have round dorsolateral bosses and its pleotelson is greatly distorted. Bopyrina ocellata (Czerniavsky, 1868) is newly recorded from the Western Atlantic, from Florida, USA. Review of the species of Bopyrina revealed that B. choprai Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis, 1929 and B. sewelli Chopra, 1930 are intermediate in morphology between Bopyrina and Schizobopyrina, the taxonomic assignment of these two species needs further evaluation. Keys to Bopyrinella Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis, 1925 and Bopyrina Kossmann, 1881 are presented. Hosts and distributions of the seven species of Bopyrinella are summarized.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Mar 8 2021|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-06-15
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): URF/1/1389-01-01
Acknowledgements: We are indebted to reviewers and all collectors (A. Anker, T. Lotufo; P. Norby, J. Moore, J. Bouwmeester. F. Michonneau, S. McPherson, M. Bemis, H. Lin, N. Evans) of specimens in the Florida Museum of Natural History and NSF (DEB 1856245) for support. Field work in French Polynesia was supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (Moorea Biocode project), in the Philippines by NSF (DEB 1257630, PI: Terrence Gosliner), and in Saudi Arabia by KAUST (URF/1/1389-01-01 to M.L. Berumen).
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas