Lernanthropus shishidoi   Shiino,  1955 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 10.3 mm.

Carapace large, equal in length and width, antennal lobe large and transversely oblong, anterior part of trunk nearly circular, subequal to posterior part. Dorsal plate absent, posterior division of trunk postero-laterally produced into two apically rounded processes, fifth and genital segments subequal, abdomen as long as broad, anal laminae small. Leg 3 small and uniramous, leg 4 very long, inner ramus only slightly shorter than outer, leg 5 absent.

Parasitic on the gills of Mugil cephalus (fish).

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• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• South India 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
  • Pillai, NK (1964) A miscellaneous collection of copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 6(1) 61-83 Available at - NIO, Goa

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