Caligus lepeophtheropsis   Pillai,  1968 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 5.3 mm.

Carapace nearly circular, with the postero-median lobe projecting slightly beyond the lateral lobes, frontal plates prominent, lunules very small and rather indistinct. Genital segment swollen, as long as broad, with rounded corners. Abdomen 1-segmented, slightly longer than broad. Antenna 2 with stout basal process. Maxilla 1 stout. Sternal fork with apically blunt, short, parallel limbs. Maxilliped 2 slender. Distal segment of leg 1 with the seta at the lower distal angle very small. Leg 4 3-segmented, last claw very long.

Parasitic on the gills of Pristis species (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 -

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