APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Ancyroniscus bonnieri Caullery & Mesnil, 1919 - A parasitic isopod (Isopoda images)
Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- female ovigerous parasite in brood chamber of host Dynamene bidentata 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- ovigerous female parasite 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- female ovigerous parasite dissected from brood chamber of host lateral view 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- female ovigerous parasite dissected from brood chamber of host 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- female ovigerous parasite with 0.1mm division rule 1

The images above represent a ripe ovigerous female specimen of this parasitic species. Two parasitized female specimens of Dynamene bidentata were found under a rock on the lowershore at Albet Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall. 29.09.16.

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- epicaridean larva 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- epicaridean larvae 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

The three images above represent the epicaridean larval stage of this parasitic species. The specimens were obtained from the ovigerous female featured above that was found at Albet Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall. 29.09.16.

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- cryptoniscan stage on
female Dynamene bidentata 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- cryptoniscan stage on
female Dynamene bidentata 2

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- cryptoniscan stage on
female Dynamene bidentata 3

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- cryptoniscan stage on
female Dynamene bidentata 4

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- under microscope 1

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- under microscope 2

Parasitic isopod
Ancyroniscus bonnieri
- under microscope 3

Specimen featured above is likely the cryptoniscan stage of Ancyroniscus bonnieri it was found on the ventral surface of a female Dynamene bidentata isopod that was found under a rock together with two adult males and one brooding female. Specimen was found on the middleshore, near the promenade wall at Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 05.08.16.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Ancyroniscus bonnieri Parasitic isopod cryptoniscan stage Dynamene bidentata isopoda Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.