Lepeophtheirus longipalpus   Bassett-Smith,  1898 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length 5.6 mm.

Carapace almost equal in length and width, postero-median lobe projecting well beyond lateral lobes. Fourth thoracic segment large, genital segment roughly triangular, longer than broad, abdomen 2-segmented and rather long. Maxilla 1 absent, sternal fork with long blunt limbs. Endopod of leg 1 large and spiny, claws on distal segment winged, setae spiny. Leg 4 indistinctly 4-segmented, claws flattened with crenate wings.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of fishes (Ariodes dussumieri, Pseudarius jatius and Arius acutirostris).


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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:2010-07-09

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