Taeniacanthus narcini   Pillai,  1963 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Taeniacanthidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 2.4 mm.

Carapace roughly triangular, with a transverse posterior line probably indicating the line of fusion with the first trunk segment, second trunk segment short. Abdomen 4-segmented, anal laminae less than half the length of the last abdominal segment. First segment of maxilliped with 1 seta, second fused with the first segment and carrying 2 seate. Rami of first 2-segmented, those of legs 2-4 armed with barbed spines carrying an apical trigger-like spinule.

Parasitic on the gills of Narcine timlei (fish).


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• Kerala INDIA

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:2010-07-20

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