Chonopeltis meridionalis Fryer, 1964



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chonopeltis koki Van As, 1992; Chonopeltis victori Avenant-Oldewage, 1991


Conservation Status

Last record: 1964 or before

Rediscovered in 2012



Mpumalanga Province, South Africa & Zimbabwe


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fryer, G. (1964). Further studies on the parasitic Crustacea of African freshwater fishes. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 143(1): 79-102, figs. 1-28.

Other references:

Avenant-Oldewage, A. (1991). A new species of Chonopeltis (Crustacea: Branchiura) from the Kruger National Park, southern Africa. Journal of African Zoology 105(4): 313-321.

Van As, J. G. (1992). A new species of Chonopeltis (Crustacea: Branchiura) from the Zambesi River system. Systematic Parasitology 22(3): 221-229.

van As, L. L., Smit, N. J. and van As, J. G. (2017). Rediscovery of Chonopeltis meridionalis Fryer, 1964 (Crustacea: Branchiura) from Labeo rosae Steindachner in the River Olifants, Mpumalanga, and the taxonomic status of C. victori Avenant-Oldewage, 1991 and C. koki Van As, 1992. Syst Parasitol. doi: 10.1007/s11230-017-9737-1 [Abstract]

Walter, T.C.; Boxshall, G. (2021). World of Copepods database. Chonopeltis meridionalis Fryer, 1964. Accessed at: on 2021-10-31


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