Pumiliopsis sardinellae   Bennet,  1964 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.1 mm.

Cephalothorax comparatively very large, with conical rostrum, latter longer than broad, rest of body narrow. Second trunk somite much narrower than carapace, genital segment enlarged. Abdomen short and 3-segmented. Antenna 1 7-segmented, basal part with 15 normal setae. Maxilla 1 with 3 setae, middle seta very long. Second segment of maxilliped very long, claw only very slightly curved, without accessory process. Endopod of leg 1 2-segmented, flattened and sparsely setose. Basipod of legs 2-4 large, rami, except the endopod of leg 4, 2-jointed and spiny.

Parasitic on the eye ball of Sardinella albella (fish).

Synonym (s)
Pumiliopsis emarginatus Cressey & Boyle, 1973
Bomolochus sardinellae Bennet, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 1965)

Literature Source(s)
  • James, DB (1984) Capture of a false killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens at Port Blair, Andamans Marine Fisheries Information Service. Technical and Extension Series 55 p 17
  • Pillai, NK (1967) Copepods parasitic on Indian marine fishes - A review Proceedings of the symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India Part V 1556-1680 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

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