Clavellisa dussumieriae   Gnanamuthu,  1947 (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 2.9 mm.

Cephalothorax very long and slender, about 4 times as long as trunk. Trunk transversely oblong, about twice as broad as long. First maxillipeds short, completely fused, bulla vine glass-shaped. Egg sacs large, nearly globular, with large eggs.

Parasitic on the gill arches and gill rakers of Dussumieria hasselti (fish).


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• 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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