Lernanthropus brevicephalus   Rangnekar,  1957 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3.9 mm.

Carapace longer than broad, broadening backwards, anterior one-third of the carapace demarcated by prominent constrictions into an antennal lobe. Anterior division of trunk with prominent postero-lateral processes. Dorsal plate pyriform, narrowing backwards, hind border with shallow median concavity.

Parasitic on the gills of Lutianus species (fish).

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) 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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