Caligus cordyla   Pillai,  1963 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length 3 mm.

Carapace elegantly rounded, nearly equal in length and width, postero-median lobe hardly projecting beyond the lateral lobes which curve inwards to close the posterior sinuses. Genital segment enlarged and pyriform, regularly broadening backwards. Abdomen short, 2-segmented, first segment swollen and broader than long. Maxillae 1 and 2 with large accessory process. Sternal fork with stout base, rami straight and diverging. Distal segment of exopod of leg 1 with 3 small ventral setae. First segment of endopod of leg 2 with a spiny crest. Leg 4 4-segmented.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of Megalaspis cordyla (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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-07-01

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