Parabomolochus hemirhamphi   (Pillai,  1965) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 1.8 mm

Carapace hemispherical, second trunk segment slightly immersed in the carapace, third segment much narrower than the second, genital segment as broad as fifth segment. Egg sacs oblong. Basal part of antenna 1 with comparatively short hook, accessory process of claw of maxilliped strongly curved. Endopod of leg 2 twice as broad as exopod, latter armed with spines pectinate on the outer side.

Parasitic on Hemirhamphus marginatus (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 -

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