Caligus robustus   Bassett-Smith,  1898 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 5.4 mm.

Genital segment hemispherical, abdomen 2-segmented, sub-equal in length to the genital segment. Maxilla 2 with a false partition at the distal part. First claw on distal segment of leg 1 very small, second longest. Endopod of leg 2 strongly spiny. Leg 4 robust, 4-segmented.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of fishes (Caranx sansun and Caranx melanampygus) .


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• Kerala INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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:2010-07-02

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