Lepeophtheirus lagocephali   Pillai,  1963 (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 4.4 mm.

Carapace nearly circular, comparatively very broad, narrower in front, postero-median lobe 3 times as broad as lateral lobes, posterior sinuses fully open. Membranous flange of carapace broad. Genital segment as broad as long, roughly semicircular in outline. Abdomen short, indistinctly 2-segmented. Maxilla 2 simple, maxilla 1 bifid. Leg 4 4-segmented; last claw very long, more than 3 times the length of the just previous.

Parasitic on the body surface of Lagocephalus inermis (fish).


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• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)

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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