Lernanthropus decapteri   Pillai  1964 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernanthropidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 3.4 mm.

Carapace with prominent antero-lateral lobes, anterior division of trunk short but broad, dorsal plate cleft right up to its base. Maxilliped 2 massive. Leg 3 uniramous, the two members fused into a conical lobe, leg 4 short, endopod shorter than exopod, leg 5 rudimentary.

Parasitic on the gills of Decapterus russellii (fish).


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Biogeography


• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)

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:2009-09-22

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