Caligus undulatus   Shen & Li,  1959 (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 4.2 mm.

Carapace much longer than broad and prominently narrowing forwards, lunules semicircular, lateral lobes comparatively very narrow and median lobe very broad. Genital segment small, with irregular borders. Abdomen short, 1-segmented, anal laminae cylindrical, with long setae. Antenna 1 with long setae on basal segment. Sternal fork with slightly diverging rami. The seta on the inferior distal angle of distal segment of leg 1 very long, lower setae stout, leg 4 3-segmented.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• 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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