Clavellisa emarginata   (Kroyer,  1837) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 3.6 mm.

Cephalothorax long and slender, more than twice as long as trunk, bent at right angles to the latter. Carapace bulging on the dorsal side of head. Trunk nearly chordate, posteriorly emarginated, with prominent longitudinal dorso-median groove. First maxillipeds shifted towards the ventral side, completely fused, bulla vine-glass-shaped.

Parasitic on the gill rakers of Thrissocles malabarica (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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