Caligus dasyaticus   Rangnekar,  1957 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length 6 mm.

Carapace proportionately large, nearly rounded, median lobe strongly narrowing backwards and projecting far beyond lateral lobes, posterior sinuses deep and wide open. Fourth thoracic segment large, nearly equal in length and width. Genital segment semi-oblong, slightly produced postero-laterally. Abdomen 2-segmented, first segment short. Distal segment of antenna 2, maxilla 1 and 2 and the limbs of the sternal fork long and spine-like.

Parasitic on the body surface and buccal cavity of fishes (Dasyatis akajeii and Pristis species).


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Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-07-01

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