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PSM V08 D695 Female caligulus elegans.jpg
Female Caligus curtus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Siphonostomatoida
Family: Caligidae
Genus: Caligus
O. F. Müller, 1785
  • Caligulus Heegaard, 1962
  • Midias C. B. Wilson., 1911
  • Pseudocaligus A. Scott, 1901
  • Risculus Leach, 1819

Caligus is a genus of sea lice in the family Caligidae. The species are parasites of marine fishes and could be vectors of viruses. The following species are included:[1]


  1. ^ Geoff Boxshall (2013). T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall, eds. "Caligus O.F. Müller, 1785". World of Copepods database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 

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