Lernaeenicus sayori   Yamaguti,  1939 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 16-17 mm.

Head rounded in front, dorsally with a pair of small conical processes and posteriorly with a median and 2 lateral horns, a number of irregular transverse folds on either side of the median line behind the mouth. Thorax slender, genital part long and only slightly widening backwards. Abdomen tapering, anal laminae absent.

Parasitic below the eyes and beneath the pectoral fins of fishes (Hemirhamphus sayori and Rastrelliger kanagurta).

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