Bomolochus acutus   Gnanamuthu,  1948 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Bomolochidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 2.7 mm.

Cephalothorax semicircular, together with the second trunk segment forming a perfect circle, rest of body considerably narrow and as long as the part in front, frontal sinus very deep. Antenna 1 without chitinised processes. Terminal claw of maxilliped with 2 accessory processes. Leg 1 with moderately flattened rami, rami of leg 2 subsimilar, spines on exopod barbed only on the outer side.

Parasitic on the gills of Dusssumieria acuta (fish).


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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:2010-06-30

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