Alebion spinosus   Rangnekar,  1959 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 5.8 mm.

Carapace orbicular, postero-median lobe slightly broader than lateral lobes, posterior sinuses deep. Dorsal plates of fourth thoracic segment cordiform, narrow and curved outwards at the tip. Genital segment produced into rounded postero-lateral lobes with a few apical spines and carrying a pair of long processes with spiny border reaching far beyond the anal laminae, a pair of lateral processes also present. Abdomen 2-segmented, first segment without postero-lateral lobes.

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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 -

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