Caligus epinepheli   Yamaguti,  1936 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.5 mm.

Genital segment roughly squarish, with the antero-lateral parts rounded and the postero-lateral slightly angular and produced. Abdomen 2-segmented, second segment half the length of first. Antenna 2 with a prominent prolongation on its basal segment. Maxilla 1 strongly falcate. Sternal fork with slender bracket-shaped limbs. Distal exopod segment of leg 1 without spines or setae on the ventral border. Second segment of endopod of leg 2 with closely packed long spines. Leg 4 3-segmented.

Parasitic in the branchial and buccal cavities of fishes (Chorinemus tala, Drepane punctata, Epinepheles septemfasciatus and Epinepheles akara).

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• 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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