Brachiella trichiuri   Gnanamuthu,  1951 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

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Description
Size: Length 4.1 mm.

Cephalothorax about 3 times as long as first maxilliped, bent backwards, often describing a semicircle. Trunk pear-shaped and inflated, with slight dorso-ventral flattening. Genital process large and indistinctly bilobed. Trunk processes 2 pairs, long and cylindrical, ventral slightly shorter than dorsal. First maxillipeds short, free except at tip, bulla vine glass-shaped and flanked by wing-like thickenings.

Parasitic in the buccal cavity of Trichiurus savala (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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