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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3.2 mm.

Carapace with prominent rostral projection, postero-laterally angular, with indistinct transverse line. Thoracic segments 2-4 sub-equal in length. Abdomen 4-segmented, anal laminae nearly as long as the last abdominal segment, with a very long apical seta. Second segment of maxilliped partially fused with the first, carrying 2 setae. Exopod of leg 2 with blunt jointed spines, that of leg 3 with sickle-shaped claws and that of leg 4 with cylindrical, flanged spines carrying an apical spinule.

Parasitic on Saurida tumbil (fish) in the branchial cavity.

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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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