Lernaeenicus hemirhamphi   Kirtisinghe,  1932 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 42 mm.

Head roughly as long as broad, rounded in front, dorso-ventrally flattened, with a longitudinal depression lodging the mouth, posterior part produced into 3 stiff chitinous horns, median horn longer and in a line with the long axis of the head, lateral ones nearly at right angles to the median. Neck at right angles to the head, trunk 3 times as wide as neck. Abdomen half the width of trunk, anal laminae present.

Parasitic on the body surface of Hemirhamphus xanthopterus (fish).

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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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:2010-07-09

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