Temora discaudata   Giesbrecht,  1889 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Temoridae

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Description
Size: Length 1.69-2.00 mm (female); 1.70-1.97 mm (male).

Female: Quite a large robust species; posterior metasome segments produced into spines. The anal segment and long slender furca are asymmetrical. Inner spine of segment 3 longer than the 2 terminal spines, which are almost equal in length.

Male: Lateral angles of the last metasome segment pointed and slightly asymmetrical. Urosome of 5 segments, almost symmetrical, with long slender furca. The terminal segment of the right P5 is hook- like and sharply bent backwards.


Synonym (s)
Temora stylifera Mori, 1937
Temora discaudata Giesbrecht, 1889
(Senior synonym)
Temora discaudata A. Scott, 1909
Temora discaudata Pesta, 1912
Temora discaudata Sewell, 1912
Temora discaudata Sewell, 1914
Temora discaudata Fruchtl, 1924
Temora discaudata Gurney, 1927
Calanus scutellatus Dana, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Lakshadweep 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, Veli INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Port (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek INDIA
• Off Goa INDIA
• Off Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 25 mts)
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• 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)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 18.70) (Long: 72.85) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek (Lat: 18.86) (Long: 73.02) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 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
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• 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)
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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