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

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Description
Size: Length 2.88-3.40 mm (female) ; 2.65-3.30 mm (male).

In females, the body is elongated and ending in a single spiniform process, cephalon is rounded with a median anterior hook, dorsal eye lenses are moderate and separated. Lateral cephalic hooks absent. Urosome is 3-segmented, genital segment with a stout distolateral conical process on right margin. Endopodite claw-like.
In males, the eye lenses are larger than in females. Urosome is 5-segmented, genital segment is widest and asymmetrical. Posterior metasome border asymmetric, right side longest and bent outwards.


Synonym (s)
Pontella acuta Dana, 1849
Labidocera acutum Giesbrecht, 1892
Labidocera acuta Giesbrecht and Schmeil, 1898
Eupontella acuta (Dana, 1849)
Labidocera acuta (Dana, 1849)
(Senior synonym)
Labidocera acuta A. Scott, 1909
Labidocera acuta Wolfenden, 1911
Labidocera acuta Pesta, 1912
Labidocera acuta Sewell, 1912
Labidocera acuta Pesta, 1913
Labidocera acuta Sewell, 1914
Labidocera acuta Fruchtl, 1924
Pontellina acuta (Dana, 1849)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Open Sea, 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
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar, Nankauri Harbour INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur INDIA
• Kerala, Veli INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Andaman 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)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• South East Coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA

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