Irodes tetradontis   (Bassett-Smith,  1898) (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
Carapace broader than long, anterior border deflexed downwards and perfectly rounded in dorsal view, thoracic segments 2-5 regularly narrowing backwards. Genital segment short, broader than the previous segment. Anal laminae 3 times as long as broad.

Parasitic on Torquigener oblongus in the branchial cavity.


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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:2010-07-08

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