Clavellisa obchordata   Rangnekar  (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 6.3 mm.

Cephalothorax nearly 3 times as long as trunk. Trunk pyriform longer than broad, with a pair of posterior lobes and a genital lobe. Egg sacs cylindrical. First maxillipeds long, completely fused, nearly as long as trunk, bulla lacking.

Parasitic on the branchial filaments of Nematalosa nasus (fish).


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1965)

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

Page last updated on:2009-09-26

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