Lernaeenicus ramosus   Kirtisinghe,  1956 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Pennellidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 18 mm.

Head in line with the body and roughly hemispherical, with flat ventral surface and paired groups of attachment pads, one group on either side of the mouth and a pair further back. Horns in 2 sets, one set of 3 pairs of branched ones arising anteriorly, antero-laterally and postero-ventrally, the other set of a pair of much branched horns arising from the thorax dorso-laterally. Main horns constant in number, branches not definite in number and not radiating.

Parasitic on the body surface of fishes (Epinepheles morrhua and Nemipterus japonicus).


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• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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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