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

©Nico Smit and Lexa Grutter: Adult male Gnathia grutteraefrom Lizard Island

©Nico Smit and Lexa Grutter: Adult female Gnathia grutterae from Lizard Island

©Nico Smit and Lexa Grutter: 3rd stage larva (pranzia) Gnathia grutterae from Lizard Island (microscope photo)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Isopoda
Family Gnathiidae
Genus Gnathia
Species Gnathia grutterae



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • 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.
  • Ferreira, M.L., N.J. Smit and A.J Davies (2010). Gnathia grutterae sp. nov. (Crustacea, Isopoda, nathiidae) parasitising representatives of the Balistidae, Labridae and Tetraodontidae from Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Zootaxa, 2718: 39-50. LIRS catalog number 1375.
  • Wilson, G.D.F, C.A. Sims and A.S. Grutter (2011). Toward a taxonomy of the Gnathiidae (Isopoda) using juveniles: the external anatomy of Gnathia aureamaculosa zuphea stages using scanning electron microscopy, Journal of Crustacean Biology, 31(3): 509-522. LIRS catalog number 1873.