A new species of the genus Paeonodes Wilson, 1944 (Therodamasidae, Cyclopoida, Copepoda), P. lagunaris, is described from Tilapia melanotheron Rüppel, 1852, of the Sakumo-lagoon, Ghana, Africa. The new species is compared with the hitherto known two species of the genus Paeonodes and the relationship of the genus with euryhaline waters is discussed.


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van Banning, P. (1974). A new species of Paeonodes (Therodamasidae, Cyclopoida), a parasitic copepod of the fish Tilapia melanotheron from the Sakumo-lagoon, Ghana, Africa. Beaufortia, 22(286), 1–7.