Anchistrotos sauridi   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 1.6 mm.

Carapace large, as long as broad, rostrum prominent and projecting, trunk segments 2-4 narrow, only half the width of carapace. Abdomen 4-segmented and narrowing backwards. Maxilliped a simple plate with 2 setae. Exopods of legs 2-4 with simple spines, segment 2 of leg 5 flattened and pear-shaped.

Parasitic on Upeneus vittatus and Saurida tumbil (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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-06-29

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