Lernanthropus trifoliatus   Bassett-Smith,  1898 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 3.4 mm.

Carapace longer than broad, dorsal plate nearly circular. Leg 3 uniramous, leg 4 biramous, exopod much longer than endopod, with bunches of marginal spinules making the border uneven, leg 5 uniramous and slender.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Polynemus heptadactylus, Polynemus sextarius and Eleutheronema tetradactylum).

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

Page last updated on:2010-07-12

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