Caligus furcisetifer   Redkar, Rangnekar & Murti,  1949 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 6.5 mm.

Carapace roughly equal in length and breadth, median lobe projecting beyond lateral lobes. Genital segment as long as broad, narrowing backwards, antero-lateral parts shoulder-like and postero-lateral slightly angular, abdomen 1-segmented. Sternal fork with stout sub-parallel rami. Distal claws of exopod of leg 1 short but stout, second and third with accessory claws, fourth very small. Leg 4 3-segmented, first 3 claws short, fourth very long.

Parasitic on the body surface of Sphyrna blochii (fish).

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