Zoological Studies

Vol. 43 No. 4, 2004

The Bopyridae (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Taiwan

Christopher B. Boyko

Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., New York, NY 10024, USA

Christopher B. Boyko (2004) This study adds 8 bopyrids to the 5 species previously known from Taiwan. None of the species are new to science, but all are new to the Taiwanese fauna. All of the hosts for the 8 species are new. Four species redescribed herein, Pseudione retrorsa Richardson, Parioninella obovata Shiino, Parapenaeon tertium Nierstrasz and Brender Brandis, and Bopyrus stebbingi Nierstrasz and Brender Brandis, are reported for the 1st time since their original descriptions, with each representing a substantial range extension. The geographic and depth distributions of 2 additional species, Bopyroides hippolytes (Kryer) and Athelges takanoshimensis Ishii, are greatly extended. Two new genera are erected for P. obovata and B. stebbingi. Pseudione lenticeps Shiino is synonymized with P. retrorsa, which is transferred to the genus Aporobopyrus Nobili. Parapenaeon coarctatum tuberculata is raised to the level of full species. Identifications of hosts as cited in older literature are updated to current nomenclature.

Key words: Peracarida, Parasitic isopods, Taxonomy, New genera, Marine.

*Correspondence: E-mail: cboyko@amnh.org