Clavellopsis appendiculata   Kirtisinghe,  1950 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

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Description
Size: Length 4 mm.

Cephalothorax stout, cylindrical and bent backwards over the trunk, head covered by a quadrangular carapace. Trunk pear-shaped, as broad as long, hind border bilobed, with a short genital process and 2 pairs of long cylindrical processes, ventral processes nearer each other than the dorsal. First maxillipeds short but stout, completely fused.

Parasitic on the gill arches of Chirocentrus dorab (fish).


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Biogeography


• Kerala INDIA
• South India 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
  • Pillai, NK (1962) Copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes families Lernaeopodidae and Naobranchidae Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 4(1) 58-94 Available at - NIO, Goa

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