Lernanthropus rubiginosus   Redkar, Rangnekar & Murti  1949 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 1.98 mm.

Carapace hexagonal, antero-median part slightly projecting, anterior and posterior divisions of trunk completely fused, oblong in shape, its antero-lateral parts angularly produced, more or less embracing the carapace. Fourth leg biramous, exopod much longer than endopod.

Parasitic on the gills of Nematalosa nasus (fish).

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1965)

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

Page last updated on:2009-09-22

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