Dr. Christopher Boyko of Dowlng’s Department of Biology celebrated his 100th publication on March 8th, 2015. The paper entitled “Description of two new species of Indo-Pacific Thylacoplethus and a new record of Thompsonia japonica (Rhizocephala: Akentrogonida: Thompsoniidae) from hermit, porcelain, and mud crabs (Decapoda) based on morphological and molecular data” (with co-authors Alexendra Hiller of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Jason Williams of Hofstra University) was published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. In the paper, two new species and a new genus of parasitic barnacles are described as new to science. Dr. Boyko’s first scientific publication was in 1994 and his goal is to have paper number 200 published in the year 2035.
Scanning electron micrograph of Thylacoplethus umanguvatus Hiller, Williams & Boyko, 2015 new species on the leg of its hermit crab host
Thylacoplethus porcellanus Hiller, Williams & Boyko, 2015 new species on its porcelain crab host (left) and Thylacoplethus umanguvatus Hiller, Williams & Boyko, 2015 new species on its hermit crab host.