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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 6 mm.

Abdomen longer than genital segment, 2-segmented, distal segment very short. Distal segment of antenna 1 with long setae. Distal exopod segment of leg 1 with 4 long claws successively increasing in length. Leg 4 4-segmented, with long spiny lobes at the base of the claws.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of fishes (Indocybium guttatum, Indocybium lineolatum and Cybium commersoni).

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• 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
  • 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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