Hatschekia sphyraeni   Pillai,  1964 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length1.2 mm.

Cephalon transversely oblong, with small antero-median concavity. Dorsal side with 2 longitudinally rectangular areas bounded by prominent ribs. Cephalon fused with trunk, but demarcated by deep lateral constrictions, trunk oblong, twice as long as broad, thoracic segment 1 indicated by a small constriction. Abdomen and anal laminae present. Antenna 1 with indistinct segmentation.

Parasitic on the gills of Sphyraena acutipinnis (fish).

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• Kerala INDIA
• South India 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
  • Pillai, NK (1964) A miscellaneous collection of copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 6(1) 61-83 Available at - NIO, Goa

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