Pupulina brevicauda   Wilson M.S.,  1952 (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 14.4 mm.

Genital segment postero-laterally produced into long, dorso-ventrally flattened laminae considerably overreaching the anal laminae. Abdomen comparatively long, anal laminae flat, elongate-oblong. Basal part of maxilla 1 prominently produced forwards.

Parasitic on the body surface of fishes (Mobula diabolus and Mobula lucasana).


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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:2010-07-15

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