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.

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 copepod parasite or Sea louse

Taeniacanthidae (Family)

Anchistrotos zeugopteri (Scott T., 1902) ?
- Copepod parasite of Common Topknot

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

Caligus
Caligus brevipedis Bassett-Smith, 1896
- A copepod parasite or Sea louse

Caligus curtus O. F. Müller, 1785
- A copepod parasite or Sea louse found on Plaice

Caligus elongatus Nordmann, 1832 ?
- A copepod parasite 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 copepod parasite or Sea louse

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)

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) > Monstrilloida (Order) > Monstrillidae (Family)

Cymbasoma
Cymbasoma species from Newlyn Marina 11.10.16
- A monstrillid copepod

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

Ectoparasitic copepod of genus Doridicola or
Anthessius on nudibranch Polycera quadrilineata

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

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

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

Lomanoticola brevipes (Hancock & Norman, 1863)
- A splanchnotrophid copepod on sea slug Ancula gibbosa, Chimney Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall. 24.04.16.

Lomanoticola brevipes (Hancock & Norman, 1863)
- A splanchnotrophid copepod on sea slug Cuthona foliata, Newlyn Marina, Newlyn, Cornwall. 06.09.16.

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

Copepods on algae
Copepod mining blade of red algae Cryptopleura ramosa

Copepod species from Newlyn, Cornwall. 04.06.16.

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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