Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

Research Article

Lamippidae (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) parasitic in Alcyonium

Jan H. Stocka1

a1 Institute of Taxonomic Zoology, University of Amsterdam, P.O. Box 20125, 1000 HC Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Two species of Lamippidae parasitic in Alcyonium digitatum (Octocorallia) are recorded from Wales and the French Channel coast: Enalcyonium forbesi and E. rubicundum. Both are redescribed. Animals recorded as ‘E. rubicundum’ from Banyuls (Mediterranean) proved to belong to an undescribed species, E. confusum n.sp. The family Lamippidae is divided into two subfamilies: Lamippinae and Linaresiinae.