Naobranchia vermifornis   Rangnekar,  1956 (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 6.4 mm.

Cephalothorax cylindrical, narrowing forwards and nearly 1½ times as long as trunk. Head without a distinct carapace, but with a pair of lateral swellings. Trunk dorso-ventrally flattened, with a bulging dorsal hump. Egg sacs lateral, projecting behind the trunk.

Parasitic on the gills of Nematalosa nasus (fish).


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai 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

Page last updated on:2010-07-12

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