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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.9 mm.

Carapace large and perfectly circular, postero-median lobe only slightly broader than lateral lobes and meeting the incurved lateral lobes, posterior sinuses closed. Genital segment broadening backwards. Abdomen apparently 2-segmented, very short and nearly rounded. Maxilla 1 with 1 and maxilla 2 with 2 accessory processes. Sternal fork with parallel apically acute and externally winged rami.

Parasitic in the buccal and branchial cavities of the fishes (Caranx sansun and Coryphaena hippurus).

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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 -

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