Sagum epinepheli   (Yamaguti & Yamasu,  1960) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 4-6 mm.

Carapace hexagonal, laterally produced, antennal lobe small but distinct, anterior part of trunk short, antero-lateral parts shoulder-like, dorsal plate large, distal border perfectly rounded. Third legs biramous, rami subequal in length, almost reaching the hind border of the dorsal plate, exopod fused with the postero-lateral lobes of the anterior division of trunk forming two large plates. Anal laminae large, twisted and armed with spines and setae.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Epinepheles akaara and Epinepheles species).

Synonym (s)
Pseudolernanthropus epinepheli Yamaguti & Yamasu, 1960

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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 -

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