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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 5 mm.

Genital segment semicircular, with well-rounded corners, abdomen long, 2-segmented, second segment very short. Distal segment of leg 1 with 4 claws, first claw very small, third longest. Endopod of leg 2 spiny, third spine of exopod small. Leg 4 4-segmented and robust, with 5 prominently winged claws.

Parasitic in the branchial and buccal cavities of Chirocentrus dorab (fish).

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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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