Corallovexiidae

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Corallovexiidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Cyclopoida
Family: Corallovexiidae
Stock, 1975
Genera
  • Corallonoxia Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia Stock, 1975

The Corallovexiidae are a family of parasitic copepods associated with corals and, together with members of the family Asterocheridae, dominate their ecological niche in the West Indies; in the Indo-Pacific, they are replaced by the families Lichomolgidae and Xarifiidae.[1]

The family contains two genera and 10 species, all described by Jan Hendrik Stock in 1975:[2]

Corallonoxia Stock, 1975
Corallovexia Stock, 1975

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan H. Stock (1988). Copepods associated with reef corals: a comparison between the Atlantic and the Pacific. In G. A. Boxshall & H. K. Schminke. "Biology of Copepods". Hydrobiologia. 167–168 (1): 545–547. doi:10.1007/BF00026350. 
  2. ^ T. Chad Walter (2010). "Corallovexiidae". In T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall. World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 7, 2010.