Caligus longicervicis   Gnanamuthu,  1950 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length 3.3 mm.

Carapace narrowing forwards, frontal plates projecting with small lunules, posterior sinuses wide open. Genital segment swollen, as long as carapace with slightly narrower, abdomen short, 1-segmented, anal laminae much longer than broad. Maxilla 1 very minute. Sternal fork absent. Distal segment of leg 1 with 3 strongly serrate claws, first claw longest, ventral setae small. First claw of exopod of leg 2 large, second and third very small. Leg 4 3-segmented and comparatively long, first segment longer than the rest of the limb.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity of the fishes (Trichiurus haumela and Trichiurus savala).

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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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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