Pseudopandarus longus   (Gnanamuthu,  1951) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Pandaridae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 4.9 mm.

Carapace roughly semicircular, hind margin lobed, postero-lateral lobes narrow. Dorsal plates of second thoracic segment roughly elliptic and obliquely placed, slightly overlapping the plates of the third segment, latter fused into a semicircular plate with narrow and deep postero-median incision. Dorsal plates of fourth segment fused, with shallow but broad posterior incision. Genital segment as long as rest of the body. Abdomen 2-segmented.

Parasitic on the body surface of Scoliodon sorrakowah (fish).


Synonym (s)
Pandarus longus Gnanamuthu, 1951

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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