Pseudocycnus appendiculatus   Heller,  1865 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length 12.3 mm.

Body slender and subcylindrical. Carapace longitudinally oblong, with prominent dorsal ribs demarcating 4 squarish areas. Trunk segment 1 completely fused with head, 2 and 3 large and distinct, fourth fused with the rest of body but forming 2 antero-lateral lobes. Abdomen indistinct, anal laminae long, half the length of the trunk. Antenna 1 3 to 4-segmented, without spine.

Parasitic on the gills of fishes (Euthynnus affinis and Neothunnus macropterus).

Synonym (s)
Pseudocycnus thynnus Brandes, 1955
Pseudocycnus spinosus Pearse, 1952
Pseudocycnus thunnus Brandes, 1955

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Karnataka, Mangalore (Lat: 12.87) (Long: 74.88) INDIA
• South India 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Pillai, NK (1964) A miscellaneous collection of copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 6(1) 61-83 Available at - NIO, Goa

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