Caligus rotundigenitalis   Yu,  1933 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.9 mm

Carapace as broad as long, broader behind, median lobe projecting far beyond lateral lobes, posterior sinuses wide open. Genital segment enlarged and perfectly rounded, as broad as carapace minus the flange. Abdomen 2-segmented, segment 1 slightly swollen. Sternal fork with flat foliaceous limbs. Leg 4 4-segmented, with 5 claws, first 4 claws highly plumose, fifth not plumose.

In the structure of the sternal fork and leg 4 this species resembles Caligus platytarsis.

Parasitic on the gill filaments of fishes (Lutianus malabaricus and Caranx speciosus).

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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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