Thysanote rastrelligeri   Rangnekar,  1961 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Marine Biological Association of India

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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• 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 -

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