Oncaea mediterranea   (Claus,  1863) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Oncaeidae

Description
Size: Length: female 1.00-1.30 mm; male 0.70- 1.05 mm.

Female: Posterior of last prosome segment not smoothly rounded, tips directed slightly outwards. Genital segment elongate and more than twice the length of the rest of the urosome. Furca is longer than anal segment and approximately three times longer than wide. The outer seta on the furca arises in the first third of the outer margin.

Male: Smaller than female. Genital segment nearly 3 times as long as the rest of the urosome. Lappets at the distal corners of the genital segment have prominent backward directed projections.


Synonym (s)
Oncaea mediterranea (Claus) 1863
(Senior synonym)
Antaria mediterranea Claus 1863

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
• 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)

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
  • 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/

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