Metataeniacanthus synodi   Pillai,  1963 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2 mm.

Maxilliped composed of a single unsegmented plate carrying 3 setae, legs 1-4 with 3-segmented rami, exopod of legs 2-4 armed with slender pectinate, spines, third segment of endopods with short flanged spines, leg 5 with second segment rather broad.

Parasitic on the gills of Synodus indicus (fish).

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 76.91) INDIA
• Kerala 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
  • Cressey, R and Hillary, BC (1979) The Parasitic Copepods of Indo-West Pacific Lizardfishes (Synodontidae) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 296 25934 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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 -

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