Caligus lagocephali   Pillai  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.8 mm.

Lateral parts of carapace folded towards the ventral side making it appear longer than broad, postero-median lobe about 5 times as broad as lateral lobes and projecting. Genital segment longer than broad. Abdomen 2-segmented, segment 1 twice as long as segment 2. Segment 1 of antenna 2 with an unusually large process. Basal segment of maxilliped 2 with a large conical process. Distal segment of leg 1 without ventral setae. Second segment of endopod of leg 2 with 4 rows of teeth.

Parasitic on Lagocephalus inermis (fish) in the buccal cavity.

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• Kerala INDIA (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 -

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