Hatschekia elliptica   Pillai,  1967 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Hatschekiidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 0.7 mm.

Cephalon transversely elliptic, anteriorly trilobed and posteriorly overlapping trunk, trunk elliptic, segments 1 and 2 distinct, postero-lateral parts produced into rounded lobes on either side of abdomen, abdomen small, anal laminae present. Third segment of antenna 2 with a distinct unguis carrying a small tooth at its base. Each of the segments of the exopod of leg 2 with a stout spine seta.

Parasitic on the gills of Diodon hystrix (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:2010-07-07

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