Lernanthropodes trachinoti   Pillai,  1962 (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 9.4 mm.

Carapace somewhat squarish, with antennal lobe projecting in front. Anterior division of trunk twice as long as carapace. Third pair of legs as long as anterior division of trunk, apically 4-lobed. Leg 4 long, with subsimilar rami projecting beyond leg 3.

Parasitic on the gills of Trachinotus blochi (fish).


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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:2010-07-09

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