Caligus euthynus   Kurian  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.4 mm.

Fourth thoracic segment longer. Postero-lateral lobes of genital segment rounded and overlapping abdomen, abdomen 2-segmented, first segment slightly swollen. Anal laminae with a strong outer spine. Sternal fork with apically blunt parallel limbs. Basal claw of exopod of leg 3 curved inwards. Last claw of leg 4 only slightly longer than the penultimate.

Parasitic on the body surface of the fish Euthynnus affinis.

Synonym (s)
Caligus alveolaris Heegaard 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1965)

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:2009-09-09

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