Sapphirina nigromaculata   Claus,  1863 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Sapphirinidae

Image copyrights: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Male

Description
Size: Length 1.20-2.81 mm (female) 1.71-3.04 mm (male).

Female: Cephalosome rounded anteriorly and wider than long. Cuticular lenses adjacent and visible dorsally. Urosome 5-segmented. Furca is elongate ovate and twice as long as wide, the superficial seta is situated anterior to the 1st marginal seta, the inner margin ends in a small tooth.

Male: Cephalosome wider than long. Cuticular lenses adjacent. Furca similar to female.


Synonym (s)
Sapphiridina nigromaculata Claus, 1885
Sapphirina nigromaculata Claus, 1863
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.22) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Southwest Coast (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 71.51) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Southwest Coast (Lat: 12) (Long: 76.16) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Lakshadweep Sea (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 71.51) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Lakshadweep Sea (Lat: 12) (Long: 76.16) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)

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
  • Thompson, MPK (1986) Seasonal distribution of cyclopoid copepods of the mud banks off Alleppey, Kerala coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Post Box No. 2673, Dr. Salim Ali Road, Shanmugam Road-P. O., Ernakulam, Cochin-682 031, India 28(1-2) 48-56 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Martin, PKT (1991) Ecology of the cyclopoid copepods from the Cochin backwaters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Post Box No. 2673, Dr. Salim Ali Road, Ernakulam, Cochin- 682 031, India 33(1-2) 350-365 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
  • Sazhinar, LI (2006) Breeding, Growth Rates, and Production of Marine Copepods Hyderguda Universities Press, Hyderabad 1-147 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/
  • Zooplankton taxa Fisheries and oceans Canada Available at - http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/SCI/osap/projects/plankton/zooplankton/default_e.htm
  • Thompson, PKM (1990) Ecology of the neritic and oceanic cyclopoid copepods along the southwest coast of India and the Laccadive sea Journal of marine biological association of india Cochin, India 32(1, 2) 38-65 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1095/
  • Krishnamurthy, K (1965) Seasonal variation in the plankton of Porto Novo waters (India) Hydrobiologia Springer 29(1-2) 226-238 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/n81g3x442qg28ljn/fulltext.pdf
  • Raghunathan, C (2008) Studies on oceanic zooplankton in the continental slope of Andaman waters of Bay of Bengal Nature Environment and Pollution Technology Technoscience Publications 7(4) 615-626 Available at - http://www.neptjournal.com/newsl-contact.php?id=10&q_id=9
  • 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
  • Chitra, J and Ramanibai, R (2008) Studies on Copepod fauna and its abundance in Muttukadu backwater, Tamil Nadu, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 5(2) 243-250 Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2011-10-18

Back to Search