Eudactylina alata   Pillai,  1968 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Eudactylinidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 1 mm.

Carapace triangular, with apically pointed backwardly directed antero-lateral lobes, dorsal plate of trunk segment 2 laterally expanded and postero-laterally produced backwards, segment 3 much narrower than segment 2, segment 5 rather long. Segment 3 of maxilliped 2 apically bifid. Intercoxal plate of leg 2 forming a short apically flattened and spatulate process, exopod with 3 flat spines and 1 blunt spine.

Parasitic on the gills of Rhynchobatus species (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:2010-07-06

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