Abasia platyrostris   Pillai,  1963 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 3.8 mm.

Rostrum apically subtruncate, lunules indistinct, first segment of abdomen comparatively broad and winged.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity of fishes (Synodus indicus and Saurida tumbil).


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Ecology

Biogeography


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

Literature Source(s)
  • Cressey, R and Hillary, BC (1979) The Parasitic Copepods of Indo-West Pacific Lizardfishes (Synodontidae) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 296 25934 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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