Caligus malabaricus   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 4.4 mm.

Carapace narrower in front, with large frontal plates and lunules, postero-median lobe projecting far beyond lateral lobes. Genital segment large, roughly semicircular, as broad as carapace. Abdomen 2-segmented first segment large, swollen and elliptic, second segment short and squarish. Distal inferior claw of leg 1 long and plumose, basal part of ventral setae spiny. Second endopod segment of leg 2 with overlapping rows of strong teeth. Leg 4 3-segmented.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity of Tylosurus crocodilus (fish).


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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:2010-07-01

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