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Brachiella thynni Cuvier, 1830

Brachiella thynni Cuvier, 1830:257.

Thynnicola ziegleri Miculicich, 1904:47.

MATERIAL EXAMINED.—58 collections containing 114 from the axil of the pectoral fin of the following hosts and localities: Acanthocybium solandri from Malagasy Republic, Ile Amsterdam, Seychelles, Palau Island, Yap Island, Kapingamarangi Atoll; Raroia Island, Line Islands, California, Nicaragua (Atlantic), Campeche, Brazil (north coast), Surinam, Azores; Thunnus albacares from Christmas Island (Pacific), Juan Fernandez Islands, off New Jersey, Azores; Thunnus obesus from Seychelles, Christmas Island (Pacific), Hawaii, mid-North Atlantic (39°N, 44°W), Azores; Thunnus thynnus from east coast of United States, Portugal; Scomberomorus regalis from Leeward Islands.

This species has been reported many times from scombrids and other hosts. It is usually attached to its host in the axil of the pectoral fin. This copepod is easily recognized and has been well described (both sexes) by Shiino (1956:238) and we will not repeat a description here.
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Cressey, Roger F. and Cressey, H. B. 1980. "Parasitic copepods of mackerel- and tuna-like fishes (Scombridae) of the world." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. i-iv, 1. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.311.i

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