Heterochondria longa   Tripathi,  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 1.9 mm.

Cephalon roughly circular, fused with first trunk segment, trunk long and cylindrical. Genital segment slightly longer than broad. Abdominal segments sub-equal in length, anal laminae as long as abdomen. Antenna 1 biramous, antenna 2 2-jointed. Leg 1 biramous, with 2-jointed rami, leg 2 uniramous and 1-jointed.

Parasitic on Pseudorhombus arsius and Pseudorhombus triocellatus.

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• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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

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