Acartia negligens   Dana,  1849 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer

Size: Length: female 0.98-1.30 mm; male 0.80-1.18 mm.

Female: Rostral filaments present. Small species, with one or sometimes more small spines on the posterior corners of the last metasome segments. A row of tiny hairs may also be present dorsally, although difficult to see except under very high power. The first two urosome segments have a dorsal row of fine spinules on the posterior border.
Male: The male also have a tiny spine on either side of the last body segment. Urosome segments 1 and 2 hairy laterally, segments 2, 3 and 4 with tiny dorso-posterior spinules.

Synonym (s)
Acartia negligens Dana, 1849
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Gujarat INDIA
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 17/06/1987-10/07/1987)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Sanctuary Asia natural history species: Species checklist: Birds Sanctuary Asia Sanctuary Magazine Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Vannini, M (1982) Notes on Somalian species of the genus Hypocolpus (Decapoda, Brachyura, Xanthidae) with description of a new species Crustaceana (Leiden) 42 (1) 101-105 Available at - Zoological Records
  • Padmavati, G and Goswami, SC (1996) Zooplankton distribution in neuston and water column along west coast of India from Goa to Gujarat Indian journal of Marine Sciences 25 85-90 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Greenwood, JG (1978) Calanoid Copepods of Moreton Bay (Queensland) III. Families Temoridae to Tortanidae, excluding Pontellidae Proc. R. Soc. 89 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Sazhinar, LI (2006) Breeding, Growth Rates, and Production of Marine Copepods Hyderguda Universities Press, Hyderabad 1-147 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Observatoire océanologique de Villefranche sur mer Available at -
  • Madhupratap, M; Haridas, P; Ramaiah, N and Achuthankutty, CT (1992) Zooplankton of the southwest coast of India: abundance, composition, temporal and spatial variability in 1987 Oceanography of the Indian Ocean Oxford and IBH, New Delhi 99-112 p Available at -
  • Jitlang, I; Pattarajinda, S; Mishra, R and Wongrat, L (2007) Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Bay of Bengal The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management in the Bay of Bengal 65-92 Available at -
  • Achuthankutty, CT; Nair, SRS; Haridas, P and Madhupratap, M (1989) Zooplankton composition of the Kalpeni and Agatti atolls, Lakshadweep archipelago Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18 151-154 Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2011-06-24

Back to Search