Sapphirina opalina   Dana,  1849 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Sapphirinidae

Description
Size: Length 1.40-3.39 mm (female), 1.20-3.59 mm (male).

Female: Cephalosome wider than long, anterior rounded. Cuticular lenses visible dorsally and just separate. Urosome 5-segmented. Furca characteristic shape, same length as width, pointed projection at the distal inner margin, superficial seta behind 1st marginal seta.

Male: Cephalosome wider than long. Cuticular lenses separate and visible dorsally. Furca as wide as long with projection similar to female. Swimming legs similar to female.


Synonym (s)
Carcinium opalinum Meyen, 1834
Sapphirina opalina Dana, 1849
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) 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)
• 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
• Bay of Bengal 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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/
  • 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/
  • Goswami, SC and Srivastava, Y (1996) Zooplankton standing stock, community structure and diversity in the northern Arabian Sea Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Scientific Results of FORV Sagar Sampada Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India 127-137p Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2147
  • 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
  • Jitlang, I; Pattarajinda, S; Mishra, R and Wongrat, L (2007) Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Bay of Bengal The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management in the Bay of Bengal 65-92 Available at - http://map.seafdec.org/downloads/BIMSTEC/010-Zooplankton-Issaporn.pdf

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