Elytrophora indica   Shiino,  1958 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 8.4 mm.

Carapace half the total length, circular and very slightly wider than long. Postero-median lobe small, one-fourth the width of carapace, with truncate hind border, lateral lobes overreaching median lobe. Fourth thoracic segment half the width of carapace, dorsal plates oblong ovate, meeting but not overlapping. Genital segment half as long as carapace, parallel sided with a pair of posterior lobes extending nearly straight backwards. First abdominal segment with prominent postero-lateral lobes extending oblique backwards.

Parasitic on the gills of Parathynnus obesus (fish).

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Literature Source(s)
  • Silas, EG and Ummerkutty, ANP (1967) Parasites of scombroid fishes. Part-2. Parasitic Copepoda Symposium on Scombroid fishes, Part -3 Marine Biological Association of India 3 876-993 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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