Brachiella thynni   Cuvier,  1830 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length 8.7 mm.

Cephalothorax nearly cylindrical, as long as trunk and in line with it. Trunk slightly flattened dorso-ventrally and 3-segmented, genital process bilobed. Posterior trunk processes cylindrical, dorsal pair short, ventral long and more than twice as long as the dorsal, with curved swollen base. First maxillipeds completely free.

Parasitic at the base of pectoral fins of Indocybium lineolatum (fish).

Synonym (s)
Thynnicola ziegleri Miculicich, 1904

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) 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
  • Ho, JS Maxillopoda: Copepoda, Siphonostomatoida Catalogue of Crustacea of Brazil 251-260 Available at -
  • 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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