Clausocalanus furcatus   Brady,  1883 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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Size: Length: female 0.94-1.31 mm; male 0.70-0.92 mm.

Female: Rostrum in lateral view usually thick, short, and slightly curved, bifurcated at tip. Genital segment profile in lateral view rather uneven, generally shorter in length than the second or third segments. The coxa very short; terminal points of bifurcated segment 3 never with tiny spinules.
Male: Rostrum in lateral view not well developed and not protruding ventrally. Shorter leg usually 2-segmented, tiny distal segment spine-like.

Synonym (s)
Clausocalanus furcatus A. Scott, 1909
Clausocalanus furcatus Esterly, 1911
Clausocalanus furcatus Wolfenden, 1911
Clausocalanus furcatus T. Scott, 1912
Clausocalanus furcatus Sewell, 1914
Drepanopus furcatus Brady, 1914
Drepanopus furcatus Brady, 1915
Clausocalanus furcatus Fruchtl, 1920
Clausocalanus furcatus Fruchtl, 1924
Clausocalanus furcatus G. O. Sars, 1925
Drepanopus furcatus Brady, 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobars, Nankauri Harbour INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at -
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Madhupratap, M and Haridas, P (1986) Epipelagic calanoid copepods of the Northern Indian Ocean Copepod 105-117 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Smith, SL and Madhupratap, M (2005) Mesozooplankton of the Arabian Sea: Patterns influenced by seasons, upwelling, and oxygen concentrations Progress in Oceanography 65 214-239 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Fernandes, V (2008) The effect of semi-permanent eddies on the distribution of mesozooplankton in the central Bay of Bengal Journal of Marine Research Sears Foundation for Marine Research 66 465–488 Available at - NIO,Goa

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