Thysanote eleutheronema   Rangnekar,  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
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

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-07-20

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