Caligus acutus   (Kurian) Kirtisinghe  1964 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 4.1 mm.

Carapace nearly half the total length, postero-median lobe more than twice as broad as lateral lobes and projecting beyond the latter. Genital segment enlarged, slightly longer than broad, with parallel sides. Abdomen sub-cylindrical, 1-segmented. Egg tubes short. Sternal fork with long pointed limbs. Legs 4 3-segmented, segment 3 with 4 claws.

Parasitic on the body surface of fishes (Euthynnus affinis and Gaterin lineatus).


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• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1965)

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


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