Caligus sciaenae   Gnanamuthu  1947 (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 1.7 mm.

Carapace nearly circular, postero-median lobe completely overlapping the fourth segment. Genital segment nearly twice as broad as the succeeding segment and nearly 4 times as long, the succeeding segment (first abdominal segment) broader than long. Leg 3 biramous, natatory, with 3-segmented rami. Leg 4 3-segmented. Leg 5 long and 4-segmented.

Parasitic on the gill filaments of Sciaena glaucus (fish).


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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (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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