Chondracanthus elongatus   Bassett-Smith  1898 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Chondracanthidae

Description
Size: Length 6 mm.

Head oblong, with greatly indented sides and well-marked medio-dorsal groove, one seventh the total length. Trunk with 2 pairs of slender processes, bifurcate at tip. Genital segment long and cylindrical, posteriorly produced into long processes about a third of the length of the trunk. Abdomen short, anal laminae long.

Parasitic on the gills of Solea species (fish).


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Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) 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
  • 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:2009-09-09

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