• Morphology of the copepodid stage of three marine lernaeopodids (Crustacea: Copepoda) from the South-West Coast of India

    • Fulltext


        Click here to view fulltext PDF

      Permanent link:

    • Keywords


      Copepodid stage; lernaeopodids; copepoda; Pseudocharopinus narcinae ; Isobranchia appendiculata ; Brachiella trichiuri

    • Abstract


      Full illustrated descriptions are presented of the copepodid stage ofPseudocharopinus narcinae (Pillai),Isobranchia appendiculata Heegaard andBrachiella trichiuri Gnanamuthu. The structure of the copepodid ofP. narcinae is similar to that ofP. dentatus (Wilson). The copepodids of bothI. appendiculata andB. trichiuri are identical with regard to the structure of the second antenna, first maxilla and second maxilla. This structural similarity of the copepodids ofI. appendiculata andB. trichiuri indicate the phylogenetic position of theBrachiella andClavella groups within the family Lernaeopodidae.

    • Author Affiliations


      A Chandran1 N Balakrishnan Nair1

      1. Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, Trivandrum - 695 007, India
    • Dates


© 2021-2022 Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru.