Lernanthropus cadenati   Delamare Deboutteville & Nunes-Ruvio,  1954 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernanthropidae

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Description
Size: Length 4.3 mm.

Carapace oblong, longer than broad, with antero-lateral lobes, anterior part of trunk nearly circular, dorsal plate narrower than anterior division of trunk, roughly squarish, distal border irregularly truncate. Distal segment of maxilliped 1 with a bifid process, maxilliped 2 with a small process at the base of the unguis. Leg 4 biramous, rami slender, as long as body. Leg 5 very small.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Megalops cyprinoides and Elops senegalensis).


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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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