Pseudocharopinus dasyaticus   (Rangnekar,   1957) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Siphonostomatoida
Family:Lernaeopodidae

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Description
Size: Length 6.1 mm.

Cephalothorax rather short, longer than the first maxillipeds or the trunk, head swollen and covered with a carapace. Trunk elongate pear-shaped, with a small apically bilobed genital process and a pair of apically acuminate posterior processes. First maxillipeds comparatively short, free except at the tip, each enlarged into a semicircular cup-shaped structure flanked by two wings, bulla button-like and dark.

Parasitic on the margin of the body of Dasyatis imbricatus (fish).


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Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Kerala 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:2010-07-15

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