Chondracanthus alatus   Heller,  1865 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 5.2 mm.

Body long and depressed, remotely fusiform. Head asymmetrical, postero-laterally produced into triangular processes, dorsal side with 3 sub-parallel grooves. Trunk segments completely fused with a prominent neck constriction but no septum. Anterior part of trunk with a pair of long slender processes carrying 3 small apical teeth, postero-lateral parts produced into blunt lobes. Abdomen 2-segmented. Egg tubes slender and longer than body. Legs 1 and 2 with unsegmented rami, rami with spines. Anal laminae as long as distal segment of abdomen, apically drawn out.

Parasitic on the gills of the fish Psettodes erumei.

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1965)
• South India INDIA

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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Pillai, NK (1964) A miscellaneous collection of copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 6(1) 61-83 Available at - NIO, Goa

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