Naobranchia variabilis   Brian,  1924 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

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Description
Size: Length 5.8 mm.

Cephalothorax shorter than trunk, nearly cylindrical and gradually narrowing forwards, head demarcated by a transverse septum, 2 arcuate thickenings on the dorsal side of the base of cephalothorax. Trunk roughly circular and encircled by the egg sacs, eggs small, arranged into 8 groups.

Parasitic on the gills of Lagocephalus inermis (fish).


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Ecology

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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