Irodes lagocephali   (Pearse,  1952) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.8 mm.

Carapace transversely ovate, with posterior transverse rib, free trunk segments swollen and sub-equal to the carapace in size, fifth and genital segments narrower than the fourth segment. Abdomen very short, 3-segmented, nearly a quarter of the length of the rest of the body. Egg tubes as long as the body. Proximal part of distal segment of maxilliped produced. Exopods of legs 2-4 armed with setiform spines, segment 3 of endopod with large flanged claws.

Parasitic on Gastrophysus lunaris and Lagocephalus inermis (fish) in the buccal 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 -

Page last updated on:2010-07-08

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