Eudactylinopsis curvatus   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 3.3 mm.

Body long and cylindrical, carapace longer than broad, trunk segment 2 short, broader than long, segment 3 circular, segment 4 very large, segment 5 as long as fourth, abdomen very short, 2-segmented. Antenna 1 8-segmented, without spines. Antenna 2 with very short second segment. Maxilliped 1 with very stout basal segment. Segment 3 of maxilliped 2 bifid. Legs 1 to 4 subsimilar in size and shape. Leg 5 indistinct.

Parasitic on the gills of Pristis species (fish).


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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:2010-07-06

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