Copilia mirabilis   Dana,  1852 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Sapphirinidae

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Description
Size: Length: female 2.20-4.10 mm; male 3.20-6.10 mm.

Female: The cephalosome is longer than broad; it is as long as the rest of the body (not including the furca) with the widest part at the posterior margin. The space between the two cuticular lenses is nearly twice the diameter of the lens. A large characteristic spine with several large spinules on the mid-section of the 2nd segment. The posterior margins of the urosome segments have rows of spinules. The anal segment is longer than the rest of the urosome, and wider posteriorly. The furca is longer than the urosome, with short setae near tip.

Male: The cephalosome is very rounded, and shorter than wide. The first two metasome segments are wider than the cephalosome, and the remainder of the segments taper backwards. The 1st segment is longer than the 2nd and the 2nd segment is longer than the 3rd. The 4th segment is almost twice as long as the 3rd.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam 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)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Arabian 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)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
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