Taeniacanthus indicus   Pillai  1963 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.4 mm

Carapace roughly semicircular, first 3 trunk segments rectangular, abdomen 4-segmented, anal laminae shorter than the last abdominal segment. Endopod of leg 1 broad and 2-segmented, legs 2-4 with 3-segmented rami, exopod of leg 2 with blunt, jointed spines, that of second with stout sickle-shaped flanged claws, that of third with apically forked spines carrying a spinule. Second segment of leg 5 rounded. Maxilliped 1-segmented, with 2 setae on the hind border.

Parasitic on fish (Chiloscyllium indicum).

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• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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

Page last updated on:2009-09-07

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