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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 6 mm.

Carapace rounded, as broad as long, with very shallow lunules, postero-median lobe not much broader than lateral lobes and only slightly projecting beyond them. Genital segment triangular, with truncate hind border and angular posterior corners. Abdomen 1-segmented, longer than genital segment. Sternal fork with flattened rounded limbs. Leg 4 4-segmented, with 5 claws, first 4 claws flat and modified, fifth normal.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of fishes (Mugil cephalus and Mugil species).

Synonym (s)
Caligus bombayensis Rangnekar, 1955

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• 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
  • (2001) Invertebrate zoology collections Available at -
  • 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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