Type specimens were deposited in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC (USNM), and specimens of Argulus americanus Wilson (USNM 274331, 274332), A.
Family Argulidae Rafinesque, 1815 Argulus Muller, 1785 Argulus ambystoma, new species
Arnett; Argulus collected from hosts, Ambystoma dumerilii (Duges), by J.
The specific name is derived from the name of the host genus, Ambystoma (gender neuter), as a noun in apposition to the generic name, Argulus (gender masculine).
Only rarely have Argulus been recorded as parasites of amphibians (for example, Goin and Ogren 1956; Bower-Shore 1940; Sauer 1977; Cuvier 1798 in Wilson 1902; Lemos de Castro and Gomes-Correa 1985; Clark 2001).
Rizvi (1970) examined suction cup rods of Argulus foliaceus (Linne), and rod number was 40 to 51 (10 specimens).
Sikama (1938) indicated that three "spines" were present at the tip of the endopod in Argulus matuii (see his Fig.
Sensilla of Argulus rarely have been mentioned or figured in the literature.
The dorsal pores on the caudal rami have not been reported previously in the genus Argulus nor in any other member of the Branchiura, but similar pores on the ventral surface of the caudal rami of Unicolax collateralis Cressey and Boyle Cressey (Copepoda: Bomolochidae) were shown by Cressey and Boyle Cressey (1980, their Fig.
Beatty (Southern Illinois University [SIU]) provided specimens of Argulus ambystoma for the description, and Ronald A.
A new species of Argulus (Crustacea: Branchiura) from a bony fish in Algoa Bay, South Africa.