Pseudochondracanthus longitruncus   Yamaguti,  1939 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3. 6 mm.

Body long and cylindrical, demarcated into head and trunck. Anterior border of head trilobed, lateral borders constricted at the anterior one-third, dorsal side with 5 longitudinal ridges. First trunk segment faintly indicated, others fused into a long trunk, 3 times the length of head. Abdomen short, 2-segmented, anal laminae slightly longer than distal abdominal segment. Legs 2 pairs, first bilobed, second uniramous.

Parasitic on the gills of Pseudorhombus arsius (fish).

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• Kerala INDIA
• 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 -
  • 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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