Acrocalanus longicornis   Giesbrecht,  1888 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Paracalanidae

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Female: 1, habitus (dorsal); 2, idem (lateral right side); 3, 2nd and 3rd segments of exopod of 4th swimming leg

Description
Size: Length: female 1.00-1.26 mm; male 0.90-1.25 mm.

Female: The anterior cephalosome is rounded in lateral view but the dorsal surface is quite strongly arched at the level of the mouth. There is a partial segmentation between the cephalosome and the first pedigerous segment (Wolfenden, 1906; Sewell, 1929). Genital segment broader than long, laterally swollen and projecting ventrally.

Male: Cephalosome partially separated from the first pedigerous segment.


Synonym (s)
Acrocalanus longicornis Giesbrecht, 1888
(Senior synonym)
Acrocalanus longicornis A. Scott, 1909
Acrocalanus longicornis T. Scott, 1912
Acrocalanus longicornis Sewell, 1912
Acrocalanus longicornis Pesta, 1913
Acrocalanus longicornis Sewell, 1913
Acrocalanus longicornis Sewell, 1914
Acrocalanus longicornis Brady, 1915
Acrocalanus longicornis Farran, 1929

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobars, Expedition Harbour INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Okha Port INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Rozi INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Dwarka INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)

Literature Source(s)
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