Pennella robusta   Gnanamuthu,  1957 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Pennellidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 55 mm.

Head nearly rectangular due to the presence of anterior and lateral papillae, irregularly arranged and more numerous anteriorly, small ones in a semicircle behind the mouth. Head with a pair of posterior horns. Neck longer than genital region, abdomen nearly half the length of the genital region, with 17 pairs of unbranched or bifid appendages. Anal laminae present.

Parasitic in front of the ventral fin of Parexocoetus brachypterus (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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