Nothobomolochus denticulatus   (Bassett-Smith,  1898) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Bomolochidae

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Description
Size: Length 2.6 mm.

Carapace nearly semicircular, with comparatively shallow frontal sinus. Second trunk somite only slightly narrower than carapace, third somite triangular, completely overlapping fourth segment, fifth segment much broader than long. Abdomen short, 3-segmented. Basal part of antenna 1 with a projecting plate carrying 3 comparatively short processes, median process longest, chitinised, apically blunt and curved, lateral processes apically pointed and transversely wrinkled. Claw of maxilliped without accessory process. Endopod of leg 1 slightly less than twice the width of exopod, spines on exopod armed with a few barbs on the outer side.

Parasitic on Sphyraena jello (fish) in the branchial cavity.


Synonym (s)
Bomolochus denticulatus Bassett-Smith, 1898
Pseudobomolochus denticulatus (Bassett-Smith, 1898)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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
  • 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

Page last updated on:2010-07-13

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