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

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Size: Length 70 mm.

Head triangular, with blunt ends, posteriorly with 3 short horns, all sharply pointed, lateral horns slightly divergent. Neck very long, expanding into the genital part of trunk, latter long and flask-shaped. Abdomen tapering.

Parasitic on the body surface of Polynemus heptadactylus (fish).

Synonym (s)
Lernaeonema polynemi Bassett-Smith, 1898

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1965)

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

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