Acartia erythraea   Giesbrecht,  1889 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Acartiidae

Description
Size: Length 1.4 mm (female), male 1.2 mm (male).

Female: Rostral filament present. A very strong spine on each corner of the posterior metasome segment and a pair dorsally, towards the posterior edge of the same segment. A pair of spines on the dorsal rear edge of the genital segment and a tiny pair on the following segment. The outer plumose seta is one and a half times the length of the spiny segment.
Male: The same spine arrangement on the last metasome segment as the female. The second urosome segment is wider than long, with a pair of prominent spines either side on the posterior margin, of the same size. Two tiny dorsal medial spines on the rear edges of urosome segments 3 and 4.


Synonym (s)
Acartia erythraea Giesbrecht, 1889
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Demersal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 11/1968-05/1969)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)

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