Pseudopetalus dussumieri   (Rangnekar,  1957) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 5.2 mm.

Carapace longer than broad, frontal plates prominent, with large circular lunules, genital segment as long as abdomen but broader, broadest behind. Leg 1 rather stout, distal segment with 3 stout lower setae, plumose on the inner and spiny on the outer side. First claw of exopod of leg 2 very long and apically flattened and enlarged, second segment of endopod with prominent teeth. Leg 4 3-segmented.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity fishes (Dussumieria acuta and Dussumieria hasseltii).

Synonym (s)
Caligus dussumieri Rangnekar 1957

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• 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 -

Page last updated on:2010-07-15

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