Description of a new endoparasitic copepod genus and species (Lamippidae) that induces gall formation in leaves of the sea pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Octocorallia) from British Columbia

  title={Description of a new endoparasitic copepod genus and species (Lamippidae) that induces gall formation in leaves of the sea pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Octocorallia) from British Columbia},
  author={Jason D Williams and Bianca Anchaluisa and Christopher B. Boyko and Neil McDaniel},
  journal={Marine Biodiversity},
A new genus and species of gall-forming endoparasitic copepod of the family Lamippidae is described from the orange sea pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi (Gray, 1860) collected in British Columbia, Canada. [...] Key Result In total, 143 galls from six sea pens were dissected and found to typically contain one female and male copepod pair. Infested leaves of P. gurneyi had 1.4 ± 0.6 (n = 143) galls per leaf.Expand

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