Lubbockia squillimana   Claus,  1863 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 1.35-1.60 mm (female), 1.80-2.40 mm (male)

Female: The body is slender and elongate. The anterior of the cephalosome is pointed. The greatest width is at the posterior margin of the cephalosome; the remaining prosome segments taper posteriorly. The prosome is 5-segmented and is longer than the urosome. The last prosome segment is not pronounced at the posterior corners. The genital segment is longer than the segment following. The furca is slightly longer than the anal segment, and is nearly 5 times as long as wide. The maxilliped is characteristic, the 1st segments has no spines, the 2nd segment has 5 large denticles on the inner surface of the distal two third’s, the 3rd segment has no spines, the 4th has smooth margins and ends in a claw.

Male: Similar body shape to the female, but larger in size. Prosome is longer than the urosome. The last prosome segment is rounded posteriorly. The maxilliped has no spines on the first segment, the 2nd segment has a row of fine spinules and a distal tubercle on the inner margin, 3rd segment very short with no spines, 4th segment terminates in a claw.

Synonym (s)
Lubbockia squillimana Claus, 1863
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 76.92) 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 -
  • 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
  • Sazhinar, LI (2006) Breeding, Growth Rates, and Production of Marine Copepods Hyderguda Universities Press, Hyderabad 1-147 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Fernandes, V (2008) The effect of semi-permanent eddies on the distribution of mesozooplankton in the central Bay of Bengal Journal of Marine Research Sears Foundation for Marine Research 66 465–488 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Boltovskoy, D (Ed.) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean Marine Species Identification Portal Available at -

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