Pseudocaligus laminatus   Rangnekar,  1955 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

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Description
Size: Length 3.6 mm.

Carapace roughly triangular and narrowing forwards, postero-median lobe as broad as lateral lobes, truncate and not projecting beyond the lateral lobes. Fourth thoracic segment very small, genital segment very large, rectangular with rounded corners and with median constriction, abdomen very short, 1-segmented. Maxilliped 2 with unusually large accessory claw. Leg 4 reduced to a small lobe carrying 3 long spines.

Parasitic on the pectoral fin of Gastrophysus lunaris (fish).


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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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-07-15

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