Caligus brevicaudus   Pillai,  1963 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.3 mm.

Carapace nearly equal in length and width, postero-median lobe projecting well beyond lateral lobes, latter curved inwards and slightly overlapping median lobe, posterior sinuses closed. Genital segment longer than broad, widening backwards. Abdomen short, 1-segmented and broader than long. Distal segment of antenna 1 long. Maxillae 1 and 2 with an accessory process. Sternal fork with short slightly diverging limbs. Basal segment of endopod of leg 2 with a row of spines successively increasing in length. Leg 4 4-segmented.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of Caranx 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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