Hermilius pyriventris   Heller,  1865 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 3.5 mm.

Genital segment pyriform, narrowing towards both ends, antenna 2 with a distinct septum beyond the origin of the accessory claw, claw at the base of the exopod of leg 3 straight.

Parasitic on the gill filaments of fishes (Arius acutus, Arius hendeloti, Pseudarius platystomus, Galeichthys feliceps).


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Biogeography


• 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:2010-07-08

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