Lernanthropus dussumieria   Gnanamuthu,  1949 (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 2.6 mm.

Carapace slightly longer than broad, with large lateral lobes projecting antero-laterally. Dorsal plate not demarcated from anterior part of trunk, the whole forming an oblong part. Leg 3 biramous, leg 4 projecting beyond dorsal plate.

Parasitic on the gills of Dussumieria acuta (fish).


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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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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