Parapenaeonella distincta Shiino, 1949

A parasitic species feeding on body fluids of prawn host.
20mm female with eggs found in gill chamber. Small 5mm male
attached near rear. Ventral view above, dorsal below.


Below - male.

Below - lump on side of body indicating presence of parasite.

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