Peniculus stromatei   Gnanamuthu,  1951 (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 9.32 mm.

The trunk is 8 times longer than wide, fourth thoracic segment one-third as wide as trunk, proboscis inconspicuous, cephalothorax marked by prominent postero-ventral swelling, head and neck one-sixth the length of trunk and head three-fourths the length of the neck. Abdomen a short stout swelling and the egg strings are thin.

Parasitic on the dorsal and caudal fins 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:2010-07-14

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