Lernanthropus cruciatus   Pillai,  1962 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernanthropidae

Description
Size: Length 10.3 mm.

Body much elongated, dorsal plate forming an incomplete tube open ventro-medially and covering the posterior division of the body and the appendages. Leg 3 biramous, exopod large and folded, endopod represented by a vestigial lobe. Leg 4 just visible beyond the dorsal plate.

Parasitic on the gills of Sciaenid fish.


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Economic Importance and Threats

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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