Brachiella otolithi   Pillai,  1962 (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 2.6 mm.

Cephalothorax long and slender, about 1½ times as long as trunk, flexed backwards and arched forwards. Trunk pear-shaped, slightly longer than broad. Genital process long, cylindrical and apically bilobed. Trunk processes 2 pairs, subsimilar, ventral pair placed close together. First maxillipeds short, completely fused, bulla mushroom-shaped and flanked by wing-like thickenings.

Parasitic on the gill arch of Otolithus argenteus (fish) .


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Biogeography


• 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 - 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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