Caligus kuroshio   Shiino  1959 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.2 mm.

Carapace slightly broader than long, frontal plates projecting with deep circular lunules, postero-median lobe of carapace projecting well beyond lateral lobes. Genital segment enlarged and broadening backwards. Abdomen slender, as long as genital segment, indistinctly 2-segmented, first segment nearly 4 times as long as second. Maxilla 1 long, slender and curved. Sternal fork with slender bracket-shaped rami. Leg 1 with prominently spiny basipod. Basal segment of endopod of leg 2 with 3 large spines and second segment with 2 rows of strong teeth. Leg 4 3-segmented, basal segment longer than rest of the limb.

This species closely resembles Caliges bonito.

Parasitic on the gill arches of Euthynnus affinis (fish).

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 76.91) INDIA
• INDIA (Record: 1965)

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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