Lernanthropus sciaenae   Gnanamuthu  (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 3.2 mm.

Carapace subtriangular, with antero-median acuminate projection. Anterior division of trunk gradually broadening backwards, roughly equal in length and width, its postero-lateral corners produced into triangular processes overlapping the dorsal plate. Dorsal plate similar to the anterior division of trunk but broader, hind border concave. Leg 4 triramous, leg 5 vestigial. Anal laminae longer than abdomen.

Parasitic on the gills of Sciaena glauca (fish).


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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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