Lernanthropus corniger   Yamaguti,  1954 (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 3.1 mm.

Carapace with 2 large apically acute antero-lateral horns projecting forwards, anterior division of trunk subequal to the dorsal plate in size, both roughly circular. Leg 3 biramous, the 2 endopods fused together. Leg 4 with long slender rami. Distal segment of antenna 2 produced below the prominent unguis into a flat lobe with irregular border.

Parasitic on the gills of Megalaspis cordyla.


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• 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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