Lernanthropus alatus   Pillai,  1964 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3.9 mm.

Carapace oblong, longer than broad, anterior division of trunk swollen at the posterior two-thirds and ending in blunt postero-lateral corners, dorsal plate narrower behind, with a postero-median concavity. Basal segment of antenna 1 enlarged and placed at right angles to the rest of the appendage. Maxilliped 1 with 2 subsidiary claws, leg 3 biramous, leg 4 with subequal rami, narrowing towards the tip, leg 5 rudimentary. Anal laminae longer than abdomen.

Parasitic on the gills of Selaroides leptolepis (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:2010-07-12

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