Nothobomolochus multispinosus   (Gnanamuthu,  1949) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.3 mm.

Carapace nearly one and a half times as broad as long, frontal sinus deep, second trunk somite transversely rectangular, third partially overlapping fourth, fourth and fifth very short. Abdomen 3-segmented, anal laminae 3 times as long as broad. Basal part of antenna 1 with 3 long chitinised processes, median process longer and stouter than the others. Claw of maxilliped without accessory process. Endopod of leg 2 only slightly broader than exopod, spines on exopod naked, with an apical fork lodging a flexible seta.

Parasitic on Dussumieria acuta and Dussumieria hasseltii (fish) in the branchial cavity.

Synonym (s)
Bomolochus multispinosa Gnanamuthu, 1949
Pseudobomolochus multispinosus (Gnanamuthu, 1949)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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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