Parataeniacanthus miles   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 1.1 mm.

Carapace nearly circular, first thoracic segment demarcated from the cephalon by a transverse groove. Trunk segments 2-5 laterally angular, abdomen 4-segmented, segment 1 longest, anal laminae as long as abdominal segment 4. Second segment of maxilliped curved inwards with the hind border spiny. Exopod of legs 2-4 armed with setiform spines, third endopod segment with blunt flanged spines.

Parasitic on Pterois russellii (fish) in the branchial chamber.


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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:2010-07-14

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