Lernaeenicus anchoviellae   Sebastian & George,  1964 (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 2 mm.

Head at right angles to neck, with 2 short but thick posterior horns. Leg bearing segments indicated by incipient septa. Neck very long, two-and-a-half to three times the length of the genital part, narrowing backwards. Abdomen tapering, as long as genital part.

Parasitic in the pre-anal region of Anchoviella bataviensis (fish).


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar 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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