Taeniacanthus dentatus   Sebastian,  1964 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.5 mm.

Carapace nearly circular, with very small rostral projection, trunk segments 2-5 sub-equal in length, genital segment not broader than trunk segment 5, abdomen long, 4-segmented, anal laminae long and slender. Maxilla 1 with 3 setae, one seta with swollen base. Distal segment of maxilliped with 5 large rounded protuberances. Exopod segments of legs 2-4 armed with setiform spines, endopod segment 3 armed with stout blunt spines. Second segment of leg 5 slender and long.

Parasitic on Bembrops caudimaculata (fish) in the buccal cavity.

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• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Palk Bay INDIA (Record: 24/06/1962)

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
  • James, PSBR ; Thomas, PA ; Pillai, CSG and Achari Kumaraswamy, GP (1969) ´╗┐Catalogue of types and of sponges, corals, polychaetes, crabs and echinoderms in the reference collections of the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 7 1-66 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/567/1/Bulletin_7.pdf

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