Brachiella albida   (Rangnekar,  1956) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length 3 mm.

Cephalothorax roughly as long as first maxillipeds, stout and subcylindrical, bent on dorsal side at right angles to the trunk and remaining in a line with the first maxillipeds. Trunk elongate pear-shaped, slightly flattened dorso-ventrally. Trunk processes 2 pairs, dorsal ones wide apart, 3 times as long as ventral, latter apically pointed. Genital process small, bilobed. First maxillipeds free, connected to a rod-shaped bulla.

Parasitic on the gill filaments of fishes (Otolithus ruber and Otolithus argenteus).

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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA (Record: 1965)
• Kerala INDIA (Record: 1965)
• 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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