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

Description
Size: Length: 2.42-2.72 mm (female); 2.20-2.70 mm (male).

Female: Forehead anterior prosome rounded, dorsal eyes spaced apart, no lateral cephalic hooks; last metasome segment asymmetric, extending further back on left, with small lateral points; internal to the points the segment curves outwards to the level of the points. Urosome 3-segmented with left dorsal surface uneven, lined and notched, furca broad and almost symmetrical. Exopodite with 3 outer marginal spines, terminating in a bifurcated end, endopodite small.

Male: In dorsal view posterior metasome segment pointed, rounded in lateral view; urosome 5-segmented. The right leg claw like with a short triangular thumb on the first exopodite segment, terminating in a spine which is as long as the preceding segment.


Synonym (s)
Labidocera detruncata (Dana, 1849)
(Senior synonym)
Labidocera detruncata A. Scott, 1909
Labidocera detruncatum Brady, 1914
Pontella detruncata Dana, 1849
Pontellina detruncata (Dana, 1849)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 76.92) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar, Nankauri Harbour INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 21/10/1911)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur INDIA
• Kerala, Veli INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)

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
  • 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/
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Robin, RS; Srinivasan, M and Chandrasekar, K (2009) Distribution of Zooplankton from Arabian Sea, along Southern Kerala (Southwest Coast of India) During the Cruise Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences Maxwell Scientific Organization 1(3) 155-159 Available at - http://maxwellsci.com/print/crjbs/%283%29155-159.pdf
  • Padmavati, G; Haridas, P; Nair, KKC; Gopalakrishnan, TC; Shiney, P and Madhupratap, M (1998) Vertical distribution of mesozooplankton in the central and eastern Arabian Sea during the winter monsoons Journal of Plankton Research Cambridge University Press 20 343-354 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1869
  • 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
  • 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
  • Manikannan, R; Asokan, S and Ali, AHMS (2011) Studies on species composition of plankton in the great Vedaranyam swamp of the Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI 3(4) 283-289 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms3(4)11/4.pdf

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