Caligus scabiei   Gnanamuthu,  1950 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.1 mm.

Carapace nearly two-thirds of total length, broadly elliptical, frontal plates and lunules conspicuous and projecting. Median lobe of carapace very broad and projecting far beyond the narrow lateral lobes, posterior sinuses deep. Fourth segment 4 times as broad as long. Genital segment quadrangular, its ventral side folded into an apron-like plate. Abdomen 1-segmented, as long as broad. Sternal fork with narrow base, rami broad and foliaceous. Leg 4 3-segmented, first segment very long.

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

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• 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 -

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