Calanopia elliptica   (Dana,  1849) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Pontellidae

Image copyrights: Sergio Hernandez Trujillo, Instituto Politecnico Nacional-cicimar

Description
Size: Length 1.70-2.00 mm (female); 1.80-1.90 mm (male).

Female: Prosome is ellipsoid, cephalon without lateral hooks. Thoracic segment produced posteriorly into strong process reaching middle of genital segment. Urosome segment 2 as long as genital segment. Furca nearly 3 times as long as broad. Left leg longest, exopodite of 2 segments.
Male: Urosome segment 2 right side distal border produced into a well defined tooth. The flattened margin of the right exopodite segment 1 with 3 blunt teeth, while the claw-like third segment has 3 small pointed teeth. The right thoracic process is longer than left.


Synonym (s)
Pontella elliptica Dana, 1849
Calanopia elliptica Dana, 1852
Calanopia elliptica (Dana, 1849)
(Senior synonym)
Calanopia elliptica A. Scott, 1909
Calanopia elliptica Pesta, 1912
Calanopia elliptica Sewell, 1912
Calanopia elliptica Pesta, 1913
Calanopia elliptica Sewell, 1914
Calanopia elliptica Gurney, 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Bay of Bengal
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar, Nankauri Harbour INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 50 mts)
• 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)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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