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Anthessius spp. (Anthessiidae) associated with Tridacnidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) removed to a new genus Tridachnophilus
Nair, B.U. (1988). Anthessius spp. (Anthessiidae) associated with Tridacnidae (Mollusca: Bivalvia) removed to a new genus Tridachnophilus, in: Boxshall, G.A. et al. (Ed.) Biology of copepods: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Developments in Hydrobiology, 47: pp. 567-569. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-94-009-3103-9_66
In: Boxshall, G.A.; Schminke, H.K. (Ed.) (1988). Biology of copepods: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Developments in Hydrobiology, 47. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht. ISBN 90-6193-654-3. XII, 639 pp., more
In: Dumont, H.J. (Ed.) Developments in Hydrobiology. Kluwer Academic/Springer: The Hague; London; Boston; Dordrecht. ISSN 0167-8418, more

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Keywords
    Anthessiidae Humes, 1986 [WoRMS]; Anthessius Della Valle, 1880 [WoRMS]; Tridacninae Lamarck, 1819 [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Anthessius Spp; Associates; Indo-west Pacific; Tridachnophilusgen. nov.

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  • Nair, B.U.

Abstract
    Genus Anthessius includes 36 species. Previous attempts to clarify the interspecific affinities reached no definite conclusions. Humes and Ho (1965) found that, based on the armature of the third exopod segment of the fourth leg. the known species could be arranged into two groups, but that this difference did not correspond with host preferences. The present study of A. alatus Humes and Stock shows that species of Anthessius associated with Tridacnidae differ from the rest (except A.fitchi Illg) in the marked indentation of the cephalosome and in the presence of well developed cephalosomal and metasomal epimeral lobes producing a very characteristic shape. They are here removed to a new genus. Tridachnophilus.

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