Euryphorus nympha   Steenstrup & Lutken,  1861 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 11.3 mm.

Carapace somewhat squarish, as long as broad, lateral borders nearly straight, with 2 pairs of median notches, posterior sinuses shallow and wide open, postero-median lobe extending slightly beyond lateral lobes. Fourth thoracic segment with a pair of rectangular dorsal plates, longer than broad, slightly overlapping genital segment. Genital segment very large, transversely ovate and slightly broader than carapace, its hind border with a pair of distally rounded lobes, longer than broad. Abdomen apparently 3-segmented, first segment twice as long as the rest of the abdomen, produced into a pair of large flattened lobes, apically narrowed and extending well beyond the anal laminae, third segment short.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of Coryphaena hippurus (fish).

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• Kerala INDIA
• South India 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 -
  • Pillai, NK (1964) A miscellaneous collection of copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 6(1) 61-83 Available at - NIO, Goa

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