Caligus tylosuri   (Rangnekar,  1956) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.4 mm.

Genital segment swollen, broader than long, abdomen very short and 1-segmented. Leg 4 3-segmented, with 4 claws, second claw very short, fourth very long. Leg 5 formed of a process carrying a spine and a seta, leg 6 formed of a large process with 4 peculiarly shaped spines and 3 plumose seta.

Parasitic on the body surface of fishes (Tylosurus crocodilus and Chorinemus lysan).

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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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