Lernaeenicus nemipteri   Gnanamuthu,  1953 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 19.6 mm.

Head club-shaped, tapering backwards, with 2 whorls of branched horns, one behind the mouth and maxillipeds and the other in front of the free thoracic segment, the body constricted between the 2 whorls. Horns simple or branched. Anterior whorl incomplete, the gap filled by 2 pairs of large swellings, frontal margin with a pair of short stout forked processes. Neck short, genital parts swollen, 5 times the length of the neck. Abdomen longer than genital part, anal laminae absent.

Parasitic on lateral sides of Nemipterus marginatus (fish).

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai 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:2010-07-09

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