Caligus russellii   Kurian,  1950 (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 5.8 mm.

Carapace roughly equal in length and width, postero-median lobe very broad and produced beyond lateral lobes. Genital segment roughly equal in length and width, abdomen short and 1-segmented. Sternal fork with wide massive base and widely separate winged rami. Fourth claw of leg 1 very long. Third claw of exopod of leg 2 minute. Leg 4 3-segmented, apical claw very long.

Parasitic on fishes (Pterois russellii and Pterois miles).


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Biogeography


• 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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