Clavellopsis bilobata   Pillai,  1962 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.2 mm.

Body short and plump. Cephalothorax cylindrical, about 3 times as long as broad and remaining more or less on a line with the first maxillipeds. Basal part of cephalothorax housing the glands prominently bulged. Trunk short, much broader than long, demarcated into 2 nearly rounded lobes separated by a deep median groove, postero-median part produced into a prominent genital process. First maxillipeds short and completely fused, bulla flanked by 2 semicircular swellings.

Parasitic on the gill arches of Nemipterus japonicas (fish).

This species closely resembles Clavellopsis branchiostegi.

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• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• 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 -
  • 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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