Tuxophorus caligodes   Wilson C.B.,  1908 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Caligidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 6.1 mm.

Abdomen 2-segmented. Leg 5 formed of a tubercle carrying 2 setae. Sternal fork branched.

Parasitic on the body surface of Rachycentron canadus (fish).


Synonym (s)
Tuxophorus caligodes Wilson, 1908
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

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
  • Ho, JS Maxillopoda: Copepoda, Siphonostomatoida Catalogue of Crustacea of Brazil 251-260 Available at - http://acd.ufrj.br/mndi/Carcinologia/hp/Text/Siphonostomatoida.htm
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

Page last updated on:2010-07-20

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