Pseudocycnus armatus   (Bassett-Smith,  1898) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length 5.7 mm.

Body short but stout, carapace semicircular, completely fused with the first trunk segment and postero-laterally produced into conical lobes. Trunk segment 2 large, third and fourth very indistinct, succeeding segments fused to form a large trunk. Segments 3 and 4 with large blunt lateral processes. Abdomen distinct but fused with the trunk. Anal laminae short and stout. Antenna 1 7-segmented, segment 2 with a large curved process. Legs 2 and 3 associated with a circular pad just external to the basipod.

Parasitic on the gills of Indocybium guttatum (fish).

Synonym (s)
Helleria armata Bassett-Smith, 1898
Cybicola armata (Bassett-Smith, 1898)
Pseudocycnoides armatus (Bassett-Smith, 1898)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• South India 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 -
  • Pillai, NK (1964) A miscellaneous collection of copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 6(1) 61-83 Available at - NIO, Goa

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