Caligus chiloscyllii   (Pillai)  1967 (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 2.4 mm.

Carapace slightly longer than broad, with deep projecting lunules, postero-median lobe comparatively very broad and projecting, genital segment swollen, longer than broad, abdomen 1-segmented, 2 ½ times as long as broad. Sternal fork inverted U-shaped, with stout limbs. Distal exopod segment of leg 1 twice as long as broad, without lower setae. Second segment of endopod of leg 2 with 4 longitudinal rows of sharp spines. Leg 4 3-segmented.

Parasitic on the body surface of Chiloscyllium indicum (fish).


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• Kerala 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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