Pseudanuretes schmitti   Rangnekar,  1957 (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 1.7 mm.

Carapace elliptical, longer then broad, median posterior lobe more than 4 times as broad lateral lobes and projecting far beyond the latter and covering the fourth segment and part of the genital segment. Posterior sinuses absent. Genital segment acorn-shaped. Abdomen rudimentary, fused to the genital segment. Maxilla 1 present. Leg 4 reduced.

Parasitic on the gills of Platax teira (fish).


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• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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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