Thysanote rastrelligeri   Rangnekar,  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

Description
Size: Length 8.8 mm.

Cephalothorax long and slender, nearly twice the length of trunk, trunk only slightly wider than cephalothorax, with convex hind border, trunk processes 2 pairs, one dorso-lateral and the other ventro-lateral. Maxilliped 1 long and slender, as long as trunk, each with 2 processes, one originating at its base and the other from the middle.

Parasitic on the gill filaments of Rastralliger kanagurta (fish).


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Biogeography


• 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:2010-07-20

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