Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2005, 352-354 Zbigniew Kabata - Lernanthropus lativentris Heller, 1865 (Copepoda,
Lernanthropidae) of Pillai (1985) recognised as a new species
Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo, B.C., V9T 6N7, Canada
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Copepod parasitic on the gills of Lethrinus rhodopterus and Lutjanus vitta (Pisces, Lutjanidae), identified by Pillai (1985) as Lernanthropus lativentris Heller, 1865, is recognised as a new species, for which the name Lernanthropus pillaii is proposed.
KEY WORDS: Lernanthropus pillaii sp. nov., Copepoda, fish, Lutjanidae
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