Parabomolochus megaceros   (Heller,  1865) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.9 mm.

Carapace nearly twice as broad as long, frontal sinus shallow, second thoracic segment only slightly narrower than carapace, fourth segment transversely ovate, genital segment slightly swollen, abdomen short but stout, 3-segmented. Basal part of antenna 1 with the fourth seta modified into a long apically curved hook, there are two simple setae, one of them very long. Claw of maxilliped strongly curved with prominent accessory process. Endopod of leg 2 more than twice as broad as exopod, latter armed with spines barbed on both sides.

Parasitic on Parastromateus niger in the branchial cavity.

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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:2010-07-13

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