Caligus priacanthi   Pillai,  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 2.9 mm.

Carapace large, postero-median lobe slightly more than twice as broad as lateral lobes, with rounded corners. Abdomen short and 1-segmented. Distal claw of maxilliped 1 with 2 rows of strong teeth. Basal segment of leg 1 with 1 short and 3 long claws, first 2 claws of exopod of leg 2 with an outer row of strong teeth.

Parasitic on Priacanthus hamrur (fish) in the branchial cavity.


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• 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:2010-07-02

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