Anuretes anomalus   Pillai,  1967 (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 2 mm.

Carapace comparatively large, postero-median lobe twice as broad as lateral lobes and not projecting beyond the latter, considerably overlapping the fourth segment, genital segment transversely rectangular, with rounded corners, abdomen indicated by a small bifid lobe. Antenna 2 with large basal process. Maxilla 1 stout, maxilla 2 with palp placed a little apart from the claw, sternal fork with apically rounded diverging limbs. Leg 4 3-segmented, with long claws.

Parasitic on the gills of Platax teira (fish).


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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:2010-06-29

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