Parabomolochus monoceros   (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 1.9 mm.

Carapace with deep frontal sinus and projecting rostral plate, trunk somites regularly narrowing to the fifth, genital segment broader then the adjacent segments. Egg sacs slender and very long. Hook on basal part of antenna 1 intermediate in length between that of Parabomolochus hemirhamphi and Parabomolochus megaceros. Accessory process of maxilliped strong and slightly curved. Endopod of leg 2 twice as broad as exopod, spines arming the exopod barbed on both edges, spines on the third exopod barbed only on the outer side. Distal segment of leg 5 long and strongly spiny.

Parasitic on Carangoides malabaricus (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:2010-07-13

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