Lernaeopoda stromatei   Gnanamuthu  1950 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 2.62 mm.

Cephalothorax circular, dorso-ventrally flattened and inclined downwards, carapace present. Trunk oval, with short spherical genital process and a pair of elongate-conical postero-dorsal trunk processes. Maxilliped 1 longer then cephalothorax, free bulla button-shaped.

Parasitic on the gill arch of Parastromateus niger (fish).


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• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1965)

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:2009-09-25

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