Thysanote eleutheronema   Rangnekar,  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 5 mm.

Body very clearly demarcated into a narrow cephalothorax and broad, dorso-ventrally flattened trunk, latter much broader than the former, with small genital process. Fimbriate processes attached to the base of the maxillipeds, 5 pairs, biramous and thickly massed around the ventral and lateral parts of the trunk. Posterior trunk processes 4 pairs, uniramous and apically pointed. Ventro-median processes like the lateral trunk processes.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of Polynemus plebeius (fish).

Synonym (s)
Thysanote octofimbriata Tripathi, 1962

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala 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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