rhizocephalan

rhizocephalan

(ˌraɪzəʊˈsɛfələn)
n
(Animals) any parasitic crustacean of the order Rhizocephala, esp Sacculina carcini, which has a saclike body and sends out absorptive processes into the body of its host, the crab: subclass Cirripedia (barnacles)
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to the order Rhizocephala
[C19: from New Latin Rhizocephala (literally: root-headed), from rhizo- + -cephala from Greek kephalē head]
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Epibiosis and rhizocephalan infestation patterns in relation to the reproductive biology of Lithodes ferox (Filhol.
It is well documented in the literature that the infection by rhizocephalan parasite inhabits moulting in crabs which makes infected crab an ideal host for epizoic barnacles (Phillips and Cannon, 1978).
To the north and south of the sampling locations, on three locations (Piazzi Island, Low Island and Caleta Olla) we observed four animals infested by two kinds of parasites; the rhizocephalan cirriped Briarosaccus callosus (1-2 parasites per crab) and the isopod P.
Combined effects of seawater temperature and salinity on development of the larvae of the rhizocephalan Peltogaster reticulatus (Crustacea: Cirrapedia).
A preliminary investigation of the possible effects of rhizocephalan parasitism on the management of the crab fishery around South Georgia.
The effects of the rhizocephalan parasites Peltogaster paguri Rathke and Gemmosaccus sulcatus (Lilljeborg) on five species of paguridan hosts (Crustacea, Decapoda).
Akentrogonid" host invasion and an entirely new type of life cycle in the rhizocephalan parasite Clistosaccus paguri (Thecostraca: Cirripedia).
Although adults occur in salinities from about 0-18 ppt (Ryan, 1956) in estuaries, reproductive areas for R harrisii are limited by the presence of the rhizocephalan parasite Loxothylaxus panopaei.
Low salinity decreased induction of metamorphosis of the Rhizocephalan barnacle Loxothylacus texanus (Tindle et al.
Parasites found in adult humpback shrimp include protozoan microsporidia, rhizocephalan barnacles, and branchial isopods (Kurata 1964, Boutillier & Nguyen 1999).