Caligus euthynus   Kurian  1961 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
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

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2009-09-09

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