Caligus arii   Bassett-Smith,  1898 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length 6 mm.

Genital segment longer than abdomen, distally subtruncate. Abdomen long and slender, 2-segmented, second segment very small, anal laminae minute. Maxilla 1 absent. Maxilla 2 very weak and slender. Sterna fork with spatulate limbs. Endopod of leg 1 stout and spiny, claws on distal segment winged and bifid. Claws on exopod of leg 2 small. Apron of leg 3 reduced in size, rami broad. Leg 4 4-segmented.

Parasitic on Pseudarius jatius (fish) in the buccal cavity.


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-07-01

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