Nothobomolochus triceros   (Bassett-Smith,  1898) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length 2.2 mm.

Carapace broader then long, frontal sinus deep, third trunk segment produced and covering the fourth, genital segment not broader than fifth segment, abdomen long and 4-jointed. Basal part of antenna 1 with 3 sub-equal processes, median process apically blunt and strongly chitinised, others apically pointed and transversely wrinkled. Claw of maxilliped very long, without accessory process. Endopod of leg 2 only slightly broader than exopod, spines on exopod barbed on both sides, with long stiff apical spinule. Distal segment of leg 5 well armed.

Parasitic on Pampus argenteus (fish) in the branchial cavity.

Synonym (s)
Bomolochus triceros Bassett-Smith, 1898
Pseudobomolochus managatuwo (Yamaguti, 1939)
Pseudobomolochus triceros (Bassett-Smith, 1898)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikader, BK and Gajbe, UA (1973) A new species of the genus Plator Simon (family: Platoridae) from India Current Science 42(23) p 829
  • Ho, J; llHoi, K and Sey, O (2000) Two species of bomolochid copepods (Crustacea) parasitic on marine fishes of Kuwait Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 113(3) 670-680 Available at - Zoological Records
  • 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 -

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