Caligodes laciniatus   (Kroyer,  1863) (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 4.5 mm.

Posterior processes of genital segment longer than the segment itself, clearly overreaching the abdomen, distal segment of leg 1 with 1 stout and 2 small claws and 3 setae, leg 4 2-segmented, with a long apical claw.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity of fishes (Tylosurus crocodilus, Tylosurus strongylurus, Tylosurus leiurus and Ablennes hians).


Synonym (s)
Chondracanthus laciniatus Kroyer, 1863

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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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