Kroyeria sphyrnae   Rangnekar,  1957 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 4.7 mm.

Carapace nearly semicircular, cephalic processes very long, slender and flexible and overreaching the fourth trunk segment. Trunk segment 4 nearly one-and-a-half times as long as third. Genital segment 8 times the combined length of the free thoracic segments. Abdomen long-elliptic, apparently 3-segmented. Intercoxal processes of legs 2 to 4 nearly of the same size. Maxilliped 2 comparatively stout.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Sphyrna species and Sphyrna zygaena).

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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 -

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