Peroderma cylindricum   Heller,  1865 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 9 mm.

Body cylindrical, anterior part in front of neck rounded, one-fourth the total length. Neck narrow, longer than broad, placed at right angles to the body. Head irregularly lobed and furnished with a large number of branched processes, the terminal branches showing a regular manner of division, each branch with a bifid end and a third long side branch.

Parasitic above the pectoral fin of fishes (Coilia dussumieri and Sardinella albella).

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• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam 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
  • Singh, AJAR and Bensam, P (1998) A new species of Peroderma Heller (Lernaeoceriformes: Copepoda) from sardines off the Porto Novo coast, India Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society BNHS 95(3) 473-476
  • Bennet, PS (1961) Peroderma cylindricum Heller, a copepod parasite of Sardinella albella Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 3(1-2) 70-74 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • 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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