- Carcinological Society of Japan
- Crustacean Research (ISSN:02873478)
- vol.49, pp.15-21, 2020-02-13 (Released:2020-02-13)
An ovigerous female of Lernaeenicus ramosus Kirtisinghe, 1956 was collected from an areolate grouper, Epinephelus areolatus (Forsskål, 1775), in coastal waters of Suruga Bay (western North Pacific Ocean), Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan. This represents a new host and the easternmost distribution records for L. ramosus. Based on the literature published between 1956 and 2019, this paper tabulates the known hosts and distribution records of the species in the Indo-West Pacific region. The recent collections of L. ramosus from Japan further support a previous suggestion that the geographical distribution of the species in Japanese waters is affected by two warm currents, the Kuroshio, and its branch, the Tsushima Current.