Gloiopotes longicaudatus   (Marukawa,  1925) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 10.5 mm.

Carapace ovate, postero-median lobe truncate, with antero-lateral and postero-lateral rows of hairs. Dorsal plates of fourth segment posteriorly produced and triangular, considerably overlapping genital segment. Posterior lobes of genital segment rounded and curved inwards, the chitinised process reaching tip of abdomen. First segment of abdomen broader but shorter than second.

Parasitic on the body surface of fishes (Makaira indica and Tetrapturus brevirostris).

Synonym (s)
Caligus longicaudatus Marukawa, 1925
Gloiopotes zeugopteri Rao, 1951

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA

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 -

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