Caligus amblygenitalis   Pillai,  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3.2 mm.

Carapace longer than broad, with large projecting postero-median lobe nearly 4 times as broad as lateral lobes. Genital segment very large, as long as carapace, with rounded posterior lobes. Abdomen 1-segmented. Second claw of exopod of leg 2 with a row of teeth. Leg 4 3-segmented, with 4 claws.

Parasitic on the body surface of Euthynnus affinis (fish).

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• Kerala, Vizhinjam (Lat: 8.37) (Long: 76.95) 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 -

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