Lernanthropus giganteus   Kroyer,  1863 (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 7.1 mm.

Carapace with fairly prominent antero-lateral lobes, anterior division of trunk with a pair of long postero-lateral processes narrowing towards the apex. Dorsal plate roughly circular, with distal border truncate or slightly emarginated. Genital segment large, abdomen small, anal laminae longer than abdomen. Leg 4 with subsimilar rami, leg 5 uniramous.

Parasitic on the gills of Caranx species (fish).


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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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