Centropages calaninus   (Dana,  1849) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Centropagidae

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Description
Size: Length 1.72-2.18 mm (female) , 1.80-2.06 mm (male).

Female: The last metasome segment is rounded. Both the female genital segment and furca are slightly asymmetric. The genital segment swells laterally in dorsal view. The anal segment is almost twice as long as urosome segment 2. There is a notch on the proximal inner margin of exopodite segment 1.

Male: The last metasome segment is rounded.


Synonym (s)
Centropages calaninus T. Scott, 1912
Centropages calaninus A. Scott, 1909
Hemicalanus calaninus Dana, 1852
Centropages calaninus (Dana, 1849)
(Senior synonym)
Cyclopsina calanina Dana, 1849
Hemicalanus tenuicornis Dana, 1849
Centropages calaninus Sewell, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 28/04/1925)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 17/06/1987-10/07/1987)
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 7.35) (Long: 85.12) INDIA (Record: 21/10/1911)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)

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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Achuthankutty, CT; Nair, SRS; Haridas, P and Madhupratap, M (1989) Zooplankton composition of the Kalpeni and Agatti atolls, Lakshadweep archipelago Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18 151-154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Razouls, C; Bovee, F; Kouwenberg, J and Desreumaux, N Diversity and geographic distribution of marine planktonic copepods Available at - http://copepodes.obs-banyuls.fr/en/index.php

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