Caligus pelagicus   Kurian,  1955 (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 3.1 mm.

Cephalothorax large and roughly triangular, with large projecting frontal plates, postero-median lobes about 3 times the width of lateral lobes and projecting far beyond the latter, posterior sinuses open. Fourth thoracic segment short, genital segment swollen, broader than long, abdomen short, 1-segmented. Maxilla 1 long and claw like. Sternal fork with broad base, limbs short and spatulate.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Kerala 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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