Chondracanthus trilobatus   Pillai  1964 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Chondracanthidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 2.9 mm.

Body elongate, cylindrical, narrowing backwards, always twisted to one side. Head large, broader than long, anterior border prominently trilobed. Anterior part of trunk with a pair of long slender lateral processes. Trunk nearly 5 times as long as head, postero-laterally produced into blunt lobes. Abdomen 1-segmented, as long as broad. Anal laminae long. Egg sacs shorter than trunk.

Parasitic on the gills of the fish Psettodes erumei.


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Biogeography


• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• South India 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
  • Pillai, NK (1964) A miscellaneous collection of copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 6(1) 61-83 Available at - NIO, Goa

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