Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Maxillopoda > Subclass Copepoda > Infraclass Neocopepoda > Superorder Podoplea > Order Siphonostomatoida > Family Pennellidae > Genus Lernaeocera

Lernaeocera branchialis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LernaeoceraBlainville, 1822accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): torskegjelleorm sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Danish: torskens gælleorm sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: throat-ogre sources: McLaughlin, P.A., D.K. Camp, M.V. Angel, E.L. Bousfield, P. Brunel, R.C. Brusca, A.C. Cohen, K. Conlan, L.G. Eldredge, D.L. Felder, J.W. Goy, T. Haney, B. Hann, R.W. Heard, E.A. Hendrycks, H.H. Hobbs III, J.R. Holsinger, B. Kensley, D.R. Laubitz, S.E. Le. 2005. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 31. 545 pp. plus index. ISBN 1-888569-64-6
 Norwegian: torskegjelleorm sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: torskegjelleorm
 Norwegian Nynorsk: torskegjellemakk
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): torskegjellemakk


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 2): 533-1327

basis of record

Boxshall, G. (2001). Copepoda (excl. Harpacticoida), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 252-268

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

ITIS database


Kabata, Z.. 1979. Parasitic Copepoda of British Fishes. Ray Society, London 152: i-xii, 1-468, figs. 1-2031, text-figs. 1-67, tabs. 1-18.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (24 publications)
GenBank (14928 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Boxshall, G. (2014). Lernaeocera branchialis (Linnaeus, 1767). In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2014). World of Copepods database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135993




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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