Parataeniacanthus longicervis   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 2.9 mm.

Carapace semicircular, with prominent rostral process, first trunk segment almost free, segments 2-5 laterally angular. Abdomen 4-jointed, dorsally spiny, anal laminae as long as last abdominal segment. Distal segment of maxilliped with a row of strong teeth. Exopod segments of legs armed with setiform spines, exopod segments of leg 3 modified, endopod segment 3 with stout apical spine.

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


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Biogeography


• 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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