Sciaenophilus benedeni   (Bassett-Smith,  1898) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Description
Size: Length 6 mm.

Genital segment nearly twice as long as carapace, longer than broad, inverted U-shaped abdomen stout, narrow in front, about one-and-a-half times as long as rest of body.

Parasitic in the branchial cavity of fishes (Sciaena diacanthus, Larimus fasciatus, Johnius hololepidotus and Johnius angolensis).


Synonym (s)
Caligus benedeni Bassett-Smith 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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:2010-07-16

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