Alebion echinatus   Capart,  1953 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length including egg sacs 13 mm.

Carapace perfectly circular, frontal plates very low, postero-median lobe as broad as lateral lobes, latter curved inwards and overreaching median lobe, posterior sinuses closed. Dorsal plates of fourth trunk segment overlapping genital segment and widening distalwards, genital segment with a pair of wing-like lobes projecting laterally and produced into long posterior processes with spiny border, postero-lateral corners produced and spiny. Abdomen 2-segmented, lobes of segment 1 reaching tip of segment 2.

Parasitic on the body surface of fishes (Sphyrna diplana and Sphyrna species).


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• 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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