Cardiodectes anchorellae   Brian & Gray,  1928 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 6 mm.

Cephalothorax demarcated into an anterior semicircular region and a posterior suborbicular region, the former extended laterally into 2 short arms branched to form a bunch of rounded lobes grouped into 3 masses, central, anterior and dorsal, on either side. Posterior region of cephalothorax with lateral wings varying in number and shape. Neck short and curved, trunk two-thirds the total length and swollen, abdomen short with bilobed tip.

Parasitic at the base of caudal fin of Anchoviella hamiltoni (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 -

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