Hatschekia pholas   (Wilson C.B.,  1906) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Hatschekiidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 1.4 mm.

Head covered with obovate carapace much wider in front, the rounded posterior part overlapping a large part of the trunk, frontal margin curved ventralwards. Trunk long ovate, narrowing backwards, postero-laterally produced into 2 rounded spiny lobes reaching the tip of the abdomen. Abdomen small, hemispherical, egg sacs stout, longer than body. Anal laminae with a stout distal seta.

Parasitic on the gills of Arothron stellatus (fish).


Synonym (s)
Caetrodes pholas Wilson C.B., 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

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:2010-07-07

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