Pseudocaligus fistulariae   Pillai,  1961 (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 5.65 mm.

Carapace longer than broad, slightly narrowing forwards, frontal plates and lunules rather deep, genital segment enlarged, subequal to the carapace in size, abdomen as long as genital segment, 2-segmented. Distal segment of leg 1 without lower setae. Leg 4 2-segmented, segment 1 with a plumose seta and segment 2 with 2 spines.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity and inside proboscis of Fistularia villosa (fish).


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• 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:2010-07-15

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