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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3.9 mm.

Postero-median lobe of carapace only slightly broader than lateral lobes, lunules deep and circular. Genital segment with short anterior neck. Abdomen 1-segmented, base constricted. Vestigial endopod of leg 1 with 2 spines, claws 2 and 3 of distal segment of exopod with accessory spine, fourth claw stout and feathery. Second endopod segment of leg 2 with 3-4 rows of teeth. Leg 4 3-segmented.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of Polynemus plebeius (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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