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Table 1 Pseudocaligus spp. (recently synonymised with Caligus [[14],[15]]), with fish host, geographical location and sizes

From: Multiple gene analyses of caligid copepods indicate that the reduction of a thoracic appendage in Pseudocaligus represents convergent evolution

Pseudocaligus spp. Host fish in Geographical location Size female (mm) Size male (mm)
P. apodus Brian, 1924 [29] Mugil sp. (Mugilidae) and Eugaleus galeus (Triakidae) Mauritania 5-6 n/a
P. brevipedis Bassett-Smith, 1896 (type) [1, 28] Motella tricirrata UK 3.5 < female
(Lotidae, Gadiformes)
P. fistulariae Pillai, 1961 [30] Fistularia petimba India (Arabian Sea) 5.1 3.2
(Fistulariidae)
P. fugu Yamaguti, 1936 [31] Takifugu spp. Japan 3.3-3.63  
(Tetraodonitidae)  
P. indicus Hameed, 1977 [32] Dactyloptena orientalis India (Arabian Sea) 4.5 3.9
(Dactylopteridae)
P. laminatus Rangnekar, 1955 [33] Tetrodon oblongus India (Arabian Sea) 3.64 1.55
(Tetraodonitidae)
P. parvus Bassett-Smith, 1898 [34] Tetrodon oblongus India (Arabian Sea) 3.4 2.3
(Tetraodonitidae)
P. subparvus Hameed, 1977 [32] Arothron hispidus India (Arabian Sea) 3.5 n/a
(Tetraodonitidae)
P. uniartus Ho, Kim, Cruz-Lacierda et Nagasawa, 2004 [11] Siganus guttatus Philippines 2.0 1.9