Parechetus carangis   (Bassett-Smith,  1898) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 8.1 mm.

Carapace nearly equal in length and width, genital segment long and cylindrical at the anterior two-thirds, enlarged at the posterior one-third and produced backwards into 2 large lobes situated ventro-lateral to the abdomen, abdomen nearly half the length of the genital segment, highly flattened and produced into 2 lobes reaching beyond the prolongations of the genital segment. Maxilla 1 with stout basal process. Maxilliped 2 with a pair of claws on basal segment. Basal segment of leg 1 with stout processes or teeth, distal segment without ventral setae.

Parasitic on the throat of fishes (Caranx ferdan and Caranx species).

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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 -

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