Lernanthropus koenigii   Steenstrup & Lutken,  1861 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernanthropidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 5 mm.

Carapace nearly equal in length and width, antero-lateral parts produced into prominent forwardly projecting lobes. Anterior division of trunk much broader than long, postero-laterally produced into triangular lobes. Dorsal plate pyriform, longer than broad and narrowing backwards, hind border with shallow concavity. Fourth and fifth legs projecting beyond the dorsal plate.

Parasitic on the gills of Parastromateus niger (fish).


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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:2010-07-12

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