Caligus cornutus   Heegaard,  1962 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length 5.1 mm.

Carapace slightly longer than broad, frontal plates very deep, postero-median lobe trilobed, touching the lateral lobes and closing the posterior sinuses, fourth segment large, genital segment enlarged, widening backwards, abdomen 2-segmented and enlarged, anal laminae small and sunk into the abdomen. Maxilla 2 with a small accessory process.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity of fishes (Sphyraena jello and Sphyraena obtusata).


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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:2010-07-01

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