species: Gnathia falcipenis in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Gnathia falcipenis

©Nico Smit and Lexa Grutter: Adult male Gnathia falcipenis (microscope photo)

©Anne Hoggett: Adult female Gnathia falcipenis(microscope photo)

©Nico Smit and Lexa Grutter: Third stage larva (pranzia) Gnathia falcipenis (microscope photo)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Isopoda
Family Gnathiidae
Genus Gnathia
Species Gnathia falcipenis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 0.037 cm (Length) - applies to Type material including adults and 3rd stage larvae (Holdich and Harrison, 1980)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Curtis, L. (2010). Haemogregarine blood parasites in triggerfish and surgeonfish: distribution, transmission & implications for their host fish, PhD thesis, University of Queensland. LIRS catalog number 1620.
  • Curtis, L.M., A.S. Grutter, N.J. Smit and A.J. Davies (2013). Gnathia aureamaculosa, a likely definitive host of Hemogregarina balistapi and potential vector for Hemogregarina bigemina between fishes of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, International Journal for Parasitology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.11.012. LIRS catalog number 1611.
  • Holdich, D.M. and K. Harrison (1980). The crustacean isopod genus Gnathia Leach from Queensland waters with descriptions of nine new species, Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 31(2): 215-240. LIRS catalog number 181.
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