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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 5.1 mm.

Genital segment oblong or rectangular, antero-lateral parts shoulder-like, antenna 2 without septum beyond the case of the accessory claw, claw at the base of the exopod of leg 3 curved inwards.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Arius acutirostris and Arius dussumieri).


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Biogeography


• 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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Ho Jushey and IlHoi, K (2000) Copepods of the genus Hermilius (Caligidae) parasitic on marine catfish of Kuwait, with a key to the species of Hermilius Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences 9 79-90 Available at - Zoological Records
  • 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:2010-07-08

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