Sciaenophilus pharaonis   (Nordmann,  1832) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3.8 mm.

Carapace broader than long, genital segment reniform, broader than carapace and nearly twice as broad as long, abdomen as long as rest of body, apparently 2-segmented. Fourth leg 3-segmented, claws flattened with crenate border.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Lates niloticus, Labeo forskalii, Sciaena semiluctosa, Chrysophrys bifasciatus).

Synonym (s)
Caligus pharaonis Nordmann, 1832

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
  • 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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