Paralebion aliuncus   (Rangnekar)  1955 (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 6.7 mm.

Carapace longer than broad, with low frontal plates, postero-median lobe truncate and very slightly projecting beyond the lateral lobes, fourth trunk segment small, genital segment produced into large distally narrowed lobes stopping short of the tip of the abdomen, abdomen apparently 3-segmented, second segment longest, third very small.

Parasitic on the body surface of Pampus argenteus (fish).


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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:2009-09-18

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