Peniculus trichiuri   Gnanamuthu,  1951 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 11.8 mm.

Cephalothorax quadrangular, with pointed antero-median process, lateral parts folded downwards and stiffened by chitinous bars, ventral side with a large post-oral swelling. Trunk segment 1 short, second long, forming a narrow neck, third segment short, fourth widening to form the trunk. Trunk uniformly swollen, flattened from side to side, six-seventh of the total length. Abdomen short and semicircular, anal laminae rounded, with 5 spines. Leg 1 uniramous, others biramous, with 2-segmented rami.

Parasitic on the tail fin of fishes (Trichiurus haumela and Trichiurus savala).

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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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