Review of the parasitic genus Epipenaeon Nobili, 1906 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae), with new records and redescription of four species from China

  title={Review of the parasitic genus Epipenaeon Nobili, 1906 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Bopyridae), with new records and redescription of four species from China},
  author={Jianmei An and Christopher B. Boyko and Xinzheng Li},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  pages={2027 - 2048}
The genus Epipenaeon Nobili, 1906 is reviewed and two species, Epipenaeon georgei Devi, 1982 and Epipenaeon Qazi, 1959, are transferred to Parapenaeon Richardson, 1904 while E. ovalis Pillai, 1954 is synonymized with E. ingens Nobili, 1906. Epipenaeon grande Nierstrasz et al., 1931 is removed from synonymy with Epipenaeon ingens and Epipenaeon ingens latifrons Bourdon, 1979 is considered as a full species. Four species of Epipenaeon are reported from China, with two being new records… 
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