Nesippus vespa   Cressey,  1964 (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 3.3 mm.

Carapace slightly broader than long, with prominent frontal plates and postero-lateral lobes, second segment with large lateral plates, third segment distally narrowed, fourth segment narrow, together with the narrow neck of the genital segment forming a prominent waist, genital segment as long as broad or longer than broad, with deep postero-median incision.

Parasitic on the body surface and gills of Rhynchobatus species (fish).


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• Kerala 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:2010-07-13

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