Peniculus theraponi   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 10.4 mm.

Cephalothorax cylindrical, with a cushion-like swelling in the middle of the ventral side making the proboscis conspicuous. Neck narrow and comparatively long. Trunk broad, about 1/8th of its length and 5½ times as long as the part in front. Legs 1 and 4 uniramous, others biramous, rami 2-segmented. Anal laminae with 4 spines.

Parasitic on the dorsal and pectoral fins of Therapon jarbua (fish).


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Biogeography


• 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:2011-04-07

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