A single specimen of a strongly transformed, endoparasitic organism was found on the gymnosomatous pteropod Notobranchaea macdonaldi Pelseneer morpha pelseneeri Pruvot-Fol off Delaware Bay in the north-western Atlantic Basin. The parasite is described as Pteroxena papillifera n. gen., n. sp., and is provisionally attributed to the subclass Copepoda of the Crustacea.

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Stock, J.H, & van der Spoel, S. (1976). Pteroxena papillifera n. gen., n. sp., an endoparasitic organism (Copepoda?) from the gymnosomatous pteropod, Notobranchaea. Bulletin Zoologisch Museum, 5(21), 177–178.