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Four new species of Renocila (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), the first reported from the new world
Williams, E.H.; Williams, L.B. (1980). Four new species of Renocila (Isopoda: Cymothoidae), the first reported from the new world. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 93(3): 573-592
In: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Biological Society of Washington: Washington. ISSN 0006-324X, more
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Keywords
    New records; New species; Parasites; Taxonomy; Apogon maculatus (Poey, 1860) [WoRMS]; Apogon retrosella (Gill, 1862) [WoRMS]; Apogon townsendi (Breder, 1927) [WoRMS]; Serranus tigrinus (Bloch, 1790) [WoRMS]; ASW, Greater Antilles, Dominican Rep. [Marine Regions]; ISE, Mexico, Baja California [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Williams, E.H.
  • Williams, L.B.

Abstract
    Renocila colini sp. n. is described from the flamefish, Apogon maculatus (Poey), and the belted cardinal fish, Apogon townsendi (Breder), from Mona Island, Puerto Rico; R. waldneri sp. n. from the harlequin bass, Serranus tigrinus (Bloch), from La Caleta, near Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; R. bowmani sp. n. from the harlequin bass from Saona Island, Dominican Republic; and R. thresherorum sp. n. from Apogon retrosella (Gill) from Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Limited data suggests that members of this genus possess extremely restricted geographic ranges, high rates of infestation, and a high degree of host specificity. Oostegites of Renocila colini , and possibly other species in the genus, are formed during a single molt.

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