Scientific classification

Stock, 1975
  • Corallonoxia Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia Stock, 1975

The Corallovexiidae are a family of parasitic copepods associated with corals and, together with members of the family Asterocheridae, dominate their ecological niche in the West Indies; in the Indo-Pacific, they are replaced by the families Lichomolgidae and Xarifiidae.[1]

The family contains two genera and 10 species, all described by Jan Hendrik Stock in 1975:[2]

Corallonoxia Stock, 1975
  • Corallonoxia baki Stock, 1975
  • Corallonoxia longicauda Stock, 1975
Corallovexia Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia brevibrachium Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia dorsospinosa Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia kristenseni Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia longibrachium Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia mediobrachium Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia mixtibrachium Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia similis Stock, 1975
  • Corallovexia ventrospinosa Stock, 1975


  1. ^ Jan H. Stock (1988). "Copepods associated with reef corals: a comparison between the Atlantic and the Pacific". Hydrobiologia. 167–168 (1): 545–547. doi:10.1007/BF00026350 .
  2. ^ T. Chad Walter (2010). T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall (ed.). "Corallovexiidae" . World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 7, 2010.

Categories: Cyclopoida | Crustacean families | Copepod stubs

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