NEROCILA MILESENSIS N. SP. (ISOPODA: CYMOTHOIDAE) PARASITIC ON DEVIL FIREFISH PTEROIS MILES (BENNETT, 1828) FROM THE SOUTH AEGEAN SEA, TURKEY


Oktener A., Tuncer S., Trilles J. P.

VIE ET MILIEU-LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.70, no.1, pp.7-17, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : VIE ET MILIEU-LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-17

Abstract

Nerocila milesensis n. sp is described from the Devil firefish, Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) (Scorpaeniformes; Scorpaenidae), a lessepsian fish, in the South Aegean Sea along the coasts of Turkey. The new species is distinguished from its two congeners native to Mediterranean, Nerocila orbignyi (Guerin-Meneville, 1832), Nerocila bivittata (Risso, 1816) and one congener native to Atlantic and Pacific Ocean, Nerocila acuminata Schitklte & Meinert, 1881 by having pereonites 5-7 mostly gradually extended to posterior than others; pereonite longest/shortest; visibility of coxae in dorsal view; proportion of pleotelson length-width; number of setae on maxilliped; number of setae on articles of mandible; number of spine on pereopod 7; endopod and exopod length of uropod.