Caligus parvus   Bassett-Smith  1898 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Description
Size: Length 3.4 mm

Carapace nearly circular, slightly broader than long, as long as rest of body. Genital segment squarish, angles rounded. Abdomen very short. Maxilliped 2 very short, with long stout claw closing against a large process on the basal segment. Distal segment of leg 1 with 3 short bristles and 4 long plumose setae, the one at the angle being the longest.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of Tetrodon oblongus (fish).


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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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