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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.2 mm

Genital segment reniform, broader than carapace. Abdomen 2-segmented, longer than carapace, first segment long and swollen, second segment short. Second segment of antenna 1 with long inferior distal setae. Leg 4 4-segmented, with 5 claws crowded and strongly feathery, each with a long process at its base.

Parasitic on Rastrelliger kanagurta (fish) in the branchial cavity.

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• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 76.91) INDIA
• Kerala INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Srivastava, GK (1988) Fauna of India: Dermaptera (super family: Pygidicranoidea) ZSI, Kolkatta (Part 1) 268 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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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