Norion gibbosus   Pillai  (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernanthropidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 4.1 mm.

Carapace roughly triangular, with antero-lateral lobes overreaching frontal margin, antero-lateral lobes of trunk stopping short of the middle of the carapace, dorsal plate pyriform, narrowing backwards, hind border short and concave. Leg 3 biramous, leg 4 with the narrow part of rami short, leg 5 fairly well developed. Abdomen broader than long, anal laminae twisted, as long as abdomen.

Parasitic on the gills of Lutianus waigiensis (fish).


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Biogeography


• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)

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:2009-09-23

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