Lernanthropus otolithi   Pillai,  1963 (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 mm.

Carapace nearly circular, anterior division of trunk longer than broad, with parallel sides, dorsal plate large and circular; leg 3 uniramous, leg 4 with long slender dissimilar rami, leg 5 short and slender. Anal laminae slender and long.

Parasitic on the gills of Otolithus argenteus (fish).

This species closely resembles Lernanthropus gisleri.


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Ecology

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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