Lernanthropus lappaceous   Wilson  (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 4.8 mm.

Carapace roughly triangular, with rounded projecting postero-lateral corners. Anterior part of trunk longer than broad, demarcated from dorsal plate by a distinct constriction. Dorsal plate longer than broad, with rounded hind border. Leg 4 biramous, outer ramus much longer than inner, with bunches of spinules, leg 5 uniramous, projecting beyond the dorsal plate.

Parasitic on the gills of Polynemus plebeius.


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Biogeography


• Kerala 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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