Lucicutia flavicornis   (Claus,  1863) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Lucicutiidae

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Description
Size: Length 1.75-2.0 mm (female), 1.55-1.70 mm (male).

Female: Cephalosome without lateral protrusions. Large genital boss, placed centrally on the ventral segment. Furca slightly more than 5 times as long as wide; innermost terminal seta small and slender. Inner spine on exopodite segment 2 is long and straight, except for a slight bend at tip, reaching beyond base of first inner seta on exopodite segment 3; terminal segment on exopodite segment 3 less than half the length of the segment. Outer margin of exopodite segment 3 with several teeth.

Male: Cephalosome without lateral protrusions. Furca slightly more than 5 times as long as wide; innermost terminal seta small and slender. Left coxa with a ridge on the inner margin, left basis inner distal corner protruding and ending in a point and with 3-5 extra teeth and sometimes a proximal spinule. Inner margins of both basis segments without pointed projections.


Synonym (s)
Leuckartia flavicornis Claus, 1863
Rudolfia flavicornis (Claus, 1863)
Lucicutia flavicornis A. Scott, 1909
Lucicutia flavicornis Wolfenden, 1911
Lucicutia flavicornis Sewell, 1912
Lucicutia flavicornis Sewell, 1914
Lucicutia flavicornis Sars, 1925
Lucicutia flavicornis Farran, 1926
Lucicutia flavicornis Farran, 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar, Nankauri Harbour INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Off Goa INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Off Gujarat INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 10) (Long: 68.05) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 73.11) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 16) (Long: 62) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 23) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• West Coast (Lat: 15) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• West Coast (Lat: 19) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA

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