Cymothoa indica   Schioedte & Meinert,  1884 (Isopod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Isopoda
Family:Cymothoidae

Description
Color: Dark brown

Head subovate; eyes obscure. First and second antennae subequal in length and composed of eight and nine articles. Uropod reaching almost to the level of hinder margin of telson. Pleon abruptly narrower than peraeon.

Host: Glossogobius giuris


Synonym (s)
Cymothoa indica Chilton, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• West Bengal, Canning INDIA (Record: 07/04/1984)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Johnson, NF (2002) Hymenoptera name server version 0.03 Ohio State University, USA Available at - http://atbi.biosci.ohio-state.edu:8880/hymenoptera/nomenclator.home_page
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Ghatak, SS (1995) Isopoda: Crustacea Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 191-197 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Panikkar, NK and Aiyar, RG (1937) The brackish water fauna of Madras Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India 6(5) 284-337 Available at - NIO, Goa

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