Thysanote appendiculata   (Steenstrup & Lutken,  1861) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length 5.2 mm.

Cephalothorax indistinctly demarcated from trunk and slightly inclined ventralwards. Trunk widening backwards, with a pronounced bulge at the base of the first maxillipeds, posterior border with a short genital process. Maxilliped 1 short, bulla mushroom-shaped and flanked by wing-like thickenings, each maxilliped with 2 pairs of digitiform processes, originating from the middle of its ventral side. Postero-lateral parts of trunk with 2 pairs of processes, ventro-median part with a pair of processes.

Parasitic on the gill arch of Parastromateus niger (fish).

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• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Kerala 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
  • 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 (1962) Copepods parasitic on south Indian fishes families Lernaeopodidae and Naobranchidae Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 4(1) 58-94 Available at - NIO, Goa

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