Charopinopsis quaternia   (Wilson C.B.,  1935) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 5.4 mm.

Body bottle-shaped and smooth. Cephalothorax as long as first maxillipeds, dorso-ventrally flattened, with carapace. Trunk anteriorly narrow but suddenly widening and further on nearly parallel-sided, dorso-ventrally flattened. Genital process short, bilobed. Trunk processes 2 pairs, ventral pair close together and nearly 4 times as long as lateral, latter wide apart. First maxillipeds short and stout, free, apically expanding into circular disc.

Parasitic on the gill filaments of Coryphaena hippurus (fish).

Synonym (s)
Charopinopsis quaternia (Wilson, 1935)
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -

Page last updated on:2010-07-02

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