The sucking lice (Anoplura: Echinophthiriidae) of the Northern Fur Seal; Descriptions and morphological adaptations

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1971
Authors:K. Chung Kim
Journal:Annals of the Entomological Society of America
Pagination:280 - 292
Date Published:1971
Keywords:Anarctophthirus, Arktis, Beine, biology, egg, larva, Morphologie allg.. Borsten, Mundwerkzeuge, Pinnipedia, Proechinophthirius, Sinnesorgane, Tracheensystem, Troester

The sucking lice Antarctophthirus callohini (Osborn) and Proechinophthirius fluctus (Ferris) of the northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus (L.), are described and illustrated. The immature stages of A. callorhini and P. fluctus are fully described and illustrated for the first time. Morphological adaptation of these species is discussed in relation to their microhabitats.

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