Lernanthropus indicus   Pillai,  1967 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernanthropidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 3.6 mm.

The antero-lateral horns of the carapace larger and the postero-lateral corners of the anterior division of the trunk rounded. Dorsal plates present. Leg 3 biramous, with simple long leaf-like rami, leg 4 with short subsimilar rami, narrowing towards the apex, leg 5 short, uniramous. Anal laminae as long as abdomen.

Parasitic on the gills of Caranx sansun (fish).


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Biogeography


• 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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