Lernanthropus cornutus   Kirtisinghe,  1937 (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 4.2 mm.

Carapace with a pair of large antero-lateral lobes projecting forwards and a pair of large postero-lateral lobes obliquely directed backwards, dorsal plate roughly triangular, with a high dorso-median longitudinal carina progressively narrowing backwards. Leg 3 uniramous, leg 4 biramous, rami subequal, leg 5 absent.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Tylosurus crocodilus and Ablennes hians).


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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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