Pennella longicauda   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 35 mm.

Head circular and flattened, horns projecting obliquely backwards, ventral surface fully covered with irregularly overlapping papillae, dorsal side demarcated into a raised median and low lateral areas. Neck as long as genital part, abdomen relatively long, with 22 pairs of appendages, mostly forked. Each anal lamina with a spine.

Parasitic in front of the ventral fin of Cypsilurus bahiensis (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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