Heniochophilus branchialis   (Rangnekar,  1953) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 2.48 mm.

Carapace longer than broad, postero-median sinuses not visible, median lobe slightly overlapping lateral lobes and produced backwards, reaching the anterior quarter of the genital segment, genital segment rounded, slightly broader than long (shape slightly variable), abdomen indistinguishable. Maxilla 1 very small, but present. Maxilla 2 small, palp separated by a small distance. Leg 4 indistinctly 3-segmented, with 4 long claws.

Parasitic on the gills of the fishes (Katsuwonus pelamys, Platax teira and Heniochus acuminatus).

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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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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