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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Poecilostomatoida
Family: Shiinoidae
Cressey, 1975
Genera and species

Shiinoidae is a family of parasitic copepods. The first species in the family to be described was Shiinoa occlusa, a single immature female of which was discovered on the fish Scomberomorus commerson, and described by Kabata in 1968.[1] A second species, S. inauris, was found on Scomberomorus regalis and described by Roger Cressey in 1975, who also erected the family to hold the genus Shiinoa alone. A second genus was added in 1986, containing the single species Parashiinoa mackayi, which had been found on the fishes Pomadasys maculatus and P. argenteus.[2] Nine species are now recognised in the two genera:[3]

Shiinoa Kabata, 1968
Parashiinoa West, 1986


  1. ^ Roger F. Cressey (1975). "A new family of parasitic copepods (Cyclopoida, Shiinoidae)". Crustaceana. 28 (2): 211–219. doi:10.1163/156854075X00766. JSTOR 20102199. 
  2. ^ Guy A. West (1986). "Parashiinoa mackayi gen. nov., sp. nov. (Poecilostomatoida: Shiinoidae), a new parasitic copepod from two Australian species of Pomadasys (Haemulidae)". Journal of Natural History. 20 (6): 1339–1345. doi:10.1080/00222938600770901. 
  3. ^ T. Chad Walter (2010). T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall, ed. "Shiinoidae". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 2, 2010.