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"As this is not the place to explain the various extensions and restrictions which authors have assigned to this family name, it will be sufficient to refer to the bibliographical index in M. Jules Bonnier's admirable monograph, Contribution a I'etude des Epicarides les Bopyridae published in the year 1900, and to the discussion of this group by Professor Sars in 1898. The latter author, while highly commending the services rendered to our knowledge of the Epicaridea by MM. Giard and Bonnier in 1887 and subsequent years, raises a protest against the assumption that the mere statement of the host is sufficient to identify the parasite. He points out that ' one and the same species of Crustacea not seldom is found to be infested by several species of parasites.' So far as at present known the Bopyridae are parasitic only on decapod Malacostraca. It is a little confusing that M. Bonnier should make the Bopyridae one of the families of a section Bopyrinae, when Dr Hansen has already made the Bopyrinae one of the subfamilies of the Bopyridae." (Stebbing 1904)

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Bopyridae

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The Bopyridae are a family of isopod crustaceans in the suborder Cymothoida.[1] Members of the family are ectoparasites of crabs and shrimps. They live in the gill cavities or under the carapace where they cause a noticeable swelling. Fossil crustaceans have occasionally been observed to have a similar characteristic bulge.[2]

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  1. ^ Chris Boyko & Marilyn Schotte (2011). M. Schotte; C. B. Boyko; N. L. Bruce; G. C. B. Poore; S. Taiti & G. D. F. Wilson, eds. "Bopyridae". World Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved June 12, 2011..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  3. ^ An, J., Bokyo, C. & Li, X. (2013). A new genus and species of parasitic isopod (Isopoda: Bopyridae: Orbioninae) from Chinese waters, with a new locality and host record for Orbione halipori Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis, 1923. Systematic Parasitology, 84(2), 149–156.
  4. ^ Boyko, C. B., Williams, J. D. & Shields, J. D. (2017). Parasites (Isopoda: Epicaridea and Nematoda) from Ghost and Mud Shrimp (Decapoda: Axiidea and Gebiidea) with Descriptions of a New Genus and a New Species of Bopyrid Isopod and Clarification of Pseudione Kossmann, 1881. Zootaxa, 4365, 251–301.
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The Bopyridae are a family of isopod crustaceans in the suborder Cymothoida. Members of the family are ectoparasites of crabs and shrimps. They live in the gill cavities or under the carapace where they cause a noticeable swelling. Fossil crustaceans have occasionally been observed to have a similar characteristic bulge.

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