APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

Copepoda - Sea lice or copepod images (Crustaceans)
Copepods parasitic on fishes

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Cyclopoida (Order) > Poecilostomatoida (Suborder)

Chondracanthidae (Family)

Acanthochondria
Acanthochondria cornuta (Müller O.F., 1776)
- A parasitic copepod or sea louse of Plaice

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Siphonostomatoida (Order)

Caligidae (Family)

Caligus
Caligus brevipedis Bassett-Smith, 1896
- A parasitic copepod or sea louse of Shore Rockling

Caligus centrodonti Baird, 1850
- A parasitic copepod or sea louse on Ballan Wrasse

Caligus curtus O. F. Müller, 1785
- A parasitic copepod or sea louse on Plaice

Caligus elongatus Nordmann, 1832 ?
- A parasitic copepod or sea louse on Garfish

Lepeophtheirus
Lepeophtheirus pectoralis (Müller O.F., 1776)
- A copepod parasite or Sea louse found on Plaice

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Siphonostomatoida (Order)

Lernaeopodidae (Family)

Clavella
Clavella adunca (Strøm, 1762)
- A parasitic copepod or Sea louse of Cod

Taeniacanthidae (Family)

Anchistrotos zeugopteri (Scott T., 1902)
- A parasitic copepod or sea louse on Common Topknot

Copepods in sea squirts (parasitic and commensal)

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Cyclopoida (Order)

Botryllophilidae (Family)

Haplostoma
Haplostoma eruca (Norman, 1869)
- A botryllophilid copepod

Notodelphyidae (Family)

Doropygella
Doropygella psyllus (Thorell, 1859)
- A notodelphyid copepod

Doropygus
Doropygus pulex Thorell, 1859 ?
- A notodelphyid copepod

Notodelphys
Notodelphys cf. caerulea - A notodelphyid copepod

Pachypygus
Pachypygus gibber (Thorell, 1859)
- A notodelphyid copepod

A species within the notodelphyidae
- Notodelphyid copepod found at Newlyn Marina 29.06.16.

Other Copepods

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Gymnoplea (Superorder) > Calanoida (Order) > Pontellidae (Family)

Anomalocera
Anomalocera patersoni Templeton, 1837
- A surface living (neustonic) copepod

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Harpacticoida (Order) > Dactylopusiidae (Family)

Dactylopusioides
Dactylopusioides macrolabris (Claus, 1866)
- Copepod mining the brown algae Dictyota dichotoma

Diarthrodes
Diarthrodes feldmanni Bocquet, 1953
- Copepod mining the red algae Cryptopleura ramosa

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Harpacticoida (Order) > Harpacticidae (Family)

Tigriopus
Tigriopus brevicornis (Müller O.F., 1776)
- A harpacticid copepod associated with Ulva intestinalis

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Monstrilloida (Order) > Monstrillidae (Family)

Cymbasoma
Cymbasoma species from Newlyn Marina 11.10.16
- A monstrillid copepod

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Cyclopoida (Order) > Enteropsidae (Family)

Enterocola
Enterocola sp. - Enteropsid copepod, a tunicate parasite

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Cyclopoida (Order) > Poecilostomatoida (Suborder) > Entobiidae (Family)

Entobius
Entobius sp.? - Entobiid copepod, endoparasitic in the polychaete worm Polycirrus

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Cyclopoida (Order) > Poecilostomatoida (Suborder) > Mesoglicolidae (Family)

Mesoglicola
Mesoglicola delagei Quidor, 1906 - An endoparasite of Corynactis viridis, Jewel anemone.

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Cyclopoida (Order) > Poecilostomatoida (Suborder) > Rhynchomolgidae (Family)

Doridicola
Doridicola aff. agilis Leydig, 1853
- A copepod parasite on the Sea slug Janolus cristatus

Ectoparasitic copepod of genus Doridicola or
Anthessius on nudibranch Polycera quadrilineata

Unidentified parasitic or commensal copepod ? on
nudibranch Eubranchus doriae - Penzance, 30.07.18

Unidentified parasitic or commensal copepod ? on
nudibranch Eubranchus farrani - Newlyn, 15.08.17

Unidentified parasitic or commensal copepod ? on
nudibranch Facelina auriculata - Newlyn Marina, 08.08.18

Unidentified parasitic or commensal copepod ? on
nudibranch Facelina auriculata - Newlyn, 10.08.18

Unidentified parasitic or commensal copepod ? on
nudibranch Facelina annulicornis - Newlyn, 10.08.18

Unidentified parasitic or commensal copepod ? on
nudibranch Trinchesia foliata - Newlyn, 10.08.18

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Cyclopoida (Order) > Poecilostomatoida (Suborder) > Splanchnotrophidae (Family)

Lomanoticola
Lomanoticola brevipes (Hancock & Norman, 1863)
- A splanchnotrophid copepod in Doto species of nudibranchs, Newlyn Marina, Cornwall. (Various dates)

Lomanoticola brevipes (Hancock & Norman, 1863) ?
- A splanchnotrophid copepod in sea slug Facelina bostoniensis, Newlyn, Cornwall. 06.06.15.

Lomanoticola brevipes (Hancock & Norman, 1863) ?
in nudibranch Trinchesia foliata syn. Cuthona foliata.
Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. (Various dates)

Splanchnotrophus
Splanchnotrophus gracilis Hancock & Norman, 1863
- A splanchnotrophid copepod on Acanthodoris pilosa

Splanchnotrophus willemi Canu, 1891 ?
- A splanchnotrophid copepod in Ancula gibbosa

Neocopepoda (Infraclass) > Podoplea (Superorder) > Siphonostomatoida (Order) > Asterocheridae (Family)

Asterocheres
Asterocheres species on sponge
- An asterocherid copepod

Possibly a small species of Asterocheres
on the sponge Aplysilla rosea
- An asterocherid copepod

Various un-identified copepods
Copepod species from Newlyn, Cornwall. 04.06.16.

Copepod species from Newlyn, Cornwall. 15.10.18.

Copepod found on washing Psammechinus miliaris,
Green sea urchin, 05.08.17.

Copepod, pelagic diatom feeder on feathers and flotsam

Sea lice, Sea louse, copepod species to identify

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