Majimun shirakawai

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Poecilostomatoida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Hexanauplia
Subclassis: Copepoda
Infraclassis: Neocopepoda
Superordo: Podoplea
Ordo: Cyclopoida
Subordo: Poecilostomatoida

Familia: Splanchnotrophidae
Genus: Majimun
Species: Majimun shirakawai

Name[edit]

  • Majimun shirakawai Uyeno & Nagasawa, 2012: figs. 1G, H, 10, 12
Holotype: NSMT–Cr 22250, ♀, ex body cavity of Roboastra luteolineata (Baba) (Nudibranchia: Polyceridae).
Type locality: Off Miyagi Beach, Chatan, Okinawa-jima Island, East China Sea, Japan (26°19'44"N, 127°44'35"E), 6 m depth, 14 June 2010.
Etymology: The new species is named after Mr. Naoki Shirakawa, an expert diver who finds remarkable animals. He collected the nudibranchs infected by the new species.

References[edit]

  • Uyeno, Daisuke & K. Nagasawa, 2012: Four new species of splanchnotrophid copepods (Poecilostomatoida) parasitic on doridacean nudibranchs (Gastropoda, Opistobranchia) from Japan, with proposition of one new genus. ZooKeys, 247: 1–29. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.247.3698.