Perissopus manuelensis   Gnanamuthu,  1951 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.4 mm.

Carapace roughly triangular, postero-lateral lobes blunt, posterior border trilobed. Dorsal plates of second trunk segment oblong, oblique placed, with thin flange on distal inner border, dorsal plates of third segment not overlapping in the middle, those of fourth segment semicircular, overlapping in the middle, with thin flange on hind border. Genital segment posteriorly produced into 2 pairs of lobes, inner lobe apically dentate, outer pointed.

Parasitic on the body surface of Scoliodon sorrakowah (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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