Tortanus gracilis   (Brady,  1883) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Tortanidae

Description
Size: Length 1.52-2.10 mm (female), 1.50 mm (male).

Female: Posterior of last metasome segment rounded, knob-like. Urosome 3-segmented; anal segment and long furca fused, asymmetrical; anal segment very narrow in dorsal and lateral view, reminiscent.

Male: Urosome slightly asymmetric.


Synonym (s)
Corynura gracilis Brady, 1883
Tortanus gracilis Brady, 1883
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 13.18) (Long: 80.38) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Port (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• 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)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • Madhupratap, M and Haridas, P (1986) Epipelagic calanoid copepods of the Northern Indian Ocean Copepod 105-117 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Saraswathy, M (1966) Pelagic Copepods from the inshore waters Off Trivandrum Coast Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 74-106 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ramaiah, N and Viyayalakshmi, RN (1997) Distribution and abundance of copepods in the pollution gradient zones of Bombay Harbour Thana creek Basein creek, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 26 20-25 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Gaonkar, CA; Krishnamurthy, V and Anil, AC (2010) Changes in the abundance and composition of zooplankton from the ports of Mumbai, India Environ Monit Assess Springer 168 179–194 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-009-1102-7
  • Patel, MI (1975) Pelagic copepods from the inshore waters off Saurashtra Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 17(3) 658-663 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Tiwari, LR and Nair, VR (2002) Plankton biodiversity of Dharamtar creek adjoining Mumbai harbour Proceedings of the National Seminar on Creeks, Estuaries and Mangroves - Pollution and Conservation Vidya Prasarak Mandal's B.N. Bandodkar College of Science; Thane, India 96-102p Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1356
  • Ganapati, PN and Shanthakumari, K (1961) The systematics and distribution of planktonic copepods in the Lawson's bay, Waltair Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 3(1&2) 6-18 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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