Lernanthropus opisthopteri   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 2.1 mm.

Carapace with large lateral flaps forming two rounded antero-lateral lobes, posterior part narrower. Anterior division of trunk not clearly demarcated from dorsal plate, the two forming a pyriform structure. Rami of leg 3 fused, leg 4 very long, rami drawn out into slender filaments as long as the trunk, leg 5 absent. Egg tubes very long.

Parasitic on the gills of Opisthopterus tardoor (fish).


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Biogeography


• Kerala, Trivandrum 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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