Caligus cunicephalus   Gnanamuthu,  1950 (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 4.1 mm.

Carapace triangular, narrowing forwards, postero-median lobe strongly projecting, posterior sinuses wide open. Genital segment swollen, widening backwards. Abdomen oblong, 1-segmented. Maxilla 1 slender and long, maxilla 2 with an adhesion pad. Basal segment of maxilliped 2 with a pair of high bosses. Sternal fork with flat apically rounded limbs. Leg 4 3-segmented.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity of Trichiurus haumela (fish).


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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:2010-07-01

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