Parabomolochus selaroides   (Pillai,  1965) (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 2.1 mm

Carapace with deep frontal sinus and projecting rostral plate, genital segment not enlarged, abdomen short and 3-segmented. Basal part of antenna 1 with the fourth seta modified into a strong hook, claw of maxilliped with prominent accessory process. Endopod of leg 2 highly flattened, more than twice as broad as the exopod, latter with spiny surface, spines on exopod barbed only on the outer border, lower border pectinate, spines on legs 3-4 only barbed.

Parasitic on Selaroides leptolepis (fish) in the branchial 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:2010-07-13

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