Nothobomolochus kanagurta   (Pillai,  1965) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.5 mm.

Body tumid, carapace broader than long, with nearly straight hind border; second trunk segment only slightly narrower than carapace, its hind border concave, third somite produced backwards and overlapping the fourth and part of the fifth, abdomen 3-segmented. Basal part of antenna 1 with a projecting plate carrying 3 spines, middle spine chitinised and shorter than the others, claw of maxilliped short, with an accessory knob. Endopod of leg 2 less than twice as broad as exopod, spines arming latter barbed on the outer side, endopod of leg 3 broader than exopod. Maxillae 1 and 2 very characteristic.

Parasitic on Rastrelliger kanagurta (fish) in the branchial cavity.

Synonym (s)
Bomolochus kanagurta Pillai, 1965

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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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