Lernaeenicus stromatei   Gnanamuthu,  1953 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 63 mm.

Head stout, anteriorly blunt, slightly flattened dorso-ventrally and with 3 identical posterior horns. Antennae and eye displaced to the right side and the legs to the left side. Neck at right angles to the head, limb-bearing segments indicated dorsally. Genital part of trunk 4 times the width of neck, with mid-ventral groove. Abdomen narrow and tapering, anal laminae present.

Parasitic on the body surface of Parastromateus niger (fish).

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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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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