Lernanthropus robustus   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 8.7 mm.

Carapace triangular, with prominent blunt antero-lateral processes, anterior division of trunk oblong, dorsal plate triangular, with deeply concave hind border. Abdomen longer than broad, anal laminae as long as abdomen. Maxilliped 1 with 2 accessory claws. Exopod of leg 2 with 2 spines, leg 3 uniramous and cut into 4 lobes with short subsimilar distally narrowed rami, leg 5 fusiform.

Parasitic on the gills of Caranx species (fish).


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Biogeography


• 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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