Caligus savala   Gnanamuthu,  1948 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length 3.6 mm

Carapace nearly half the total length, narrowing forwards, membranous flange broad. Median lobe of carapace twice as broad as lateral lobes and projecting far beyond them. Fourth thoracic segment very short. Genital segment half the size of the carapace and as long as broad with truncate hind border. Abdomen 1-segmented, as long as genital segment. Sternal fork with long diverging limbs curved inwards at tip. Leg 4 3-segmented.

Parasitic on the body surface of Trichiurus savala (fish).


Synonym (s)
Caligus acutus Kirtisinghe, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

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:2010-07-02

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