Dorsal and ventral view of specimen of Excorallana sp., photographed by Artour A.

Belongs within: Cymothoida.

The Corallanidae are a family of marine isopods. Most are parasites of fish, but some parasitise crustaceans (Brandt & Poore 2003).

Characters (from Menzies & Kruczynski 1983): Flagella and peduncles of antennae I and II well defined. Exite of maxilla with setae or single recurved hook or tooth. Last four pairs of pereopods ambulatory. Pleon with four or five somites in dorsal view, plus pleotelson; apex of pleotelson fringed with plumose marginal setae and stout two-pointed setae. Pleopods natatory with plumose setae marginally.

<==Corallanidae [Excorallanidae]
    |--Lanocira Hansen 1890 MK83
    |--Tachaea caridophaga (Riek 1953) BP03
    |--Alcirona Hansen 1890 [Alcironidae] T08
    |    `--*A. krebsii Hansen 1890 (see below for synonymy) MK83
    |--Nalicora Moore 1902 MK83
    |    `--*N. rapax Moore 1902 [=Excorallana rapax] MK83
    |--Argathona Stebbing 1905 [Argathonidae] T08
    |    |--A. macronema (Bleeker 1857) [incl. Brotherus longicornis Budde-Lund 1908] T08
    |    |--A. rhinoceros (Bleeker 1857) T08
    |    `--A. rostrata BP03
    |--Corallana Dana 1853 T08
    |    |--C. brevipes Schioedte & Meinert 1879 T08
    |    |--C. collaris Schioedte & Meinert 1879 T08
    |    |--C. hirsuta Schioedte & Meinert 1879 T08
    |    |--C. hirticauda Dana 1853 T08
    |    `--C. nodosa Schioedte & Meinert 1879 T08
    `--Excorallana Stebbing 1904 T08
         |--E. antillensis (Hansen 1890) [=Corallana antillensis, Exocorallana (l. c.) antillensis] MK83
         |--E. fissicauda (Hansen 1890) [=Corallana fissicauda] MK83
         |--E. mexicana Richardson 1905 MK83
         |--E. oculata (Hansen 1890) [=Corallana oculata] MK83
         |--E. quadricornis (Hansen 1890) [=Corallana quadricornis] MK83
         |--E. sexticornis (Richardson 1901) [=Corallana sexticornis] MK83
         |--E. subtilis (Hansen 1890) [=Corallana subtilis] MK83
         |--E. tricornis (Hansen 1890) [=Corallana tricornis, Exocorallana (l. c.) tricornis] MK83
         |    |--E. t. tricornis BP03
         |    `--E. t. occidentalis BP03
         `--E. warmingii (Hansen 1890) [=Corallana warmingii] MK83

*Alcirona krebsii Hansen 1890 [incl. A. hirsuta Moore 1902, A. insularis Hansen 1890, A. maldivensis Stebbing 1904] MK83

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BP03] Brandt, A. & G. C. B. Poore. 2003. Higher classification of the flabelliferan and related Isopoda based on a reappraisal of relationships. Invertebrate Systematics 17: 893-923.

[MK83] Menzies, R. J., & W. L. Kruczynski. 1983. Isopod Crustacea (exclusive of Epicaridea). Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 6 (1): 1-126.

[T08] Trilles, J.-P. 2008. Some marine isopods from the Senckenberg Research Institute (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (Crustacea, Isopoda: Cymothoidae, Aegidae, Corallanidae, Cirolanidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 88 (1): 21-28.

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