Eucalanus subcrassus   Giesbrecht,  1888 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Eucalanidae

Description
Size: length 1.925 - 2.5 mm (female); 2.4 mm (male).

The proportional lengths of the cephalothorax and abdomen are as 96 to 16, so that the abdomen is contained 6 times in the length of the anterior region of the body. The abdomen consists of three segments, the furcal rami being fused with the anal segment. The genital segment is slightly wider than long, being 50 in length and 45 in breadth. The first antenna reaches back beyond the tip of the furcal rami by the last four or five segments.


Synonym (s)
Eucalanus subcrassus A. Scott, 1909
Eucalanus subcrassus Sewell, 1912
Eucalanus subcrassus Pesta, 1912
Eucalanus subcrassus Pesta, 1913
Eucalanus subcrassus Sewell, 1914
Eucalanus subcrassus Farran, 1929
Eucalanus subcrassus Giesbrecht, 1888
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malad Creek (Lat: 20) (Long: 72) INDIA
• Orissa, Bahuda Estuary (Lat: 19.17) (Long: 84.33) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 13.18) (Long: 80.38) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Maharashtra, Off Mumbai INDIA
• Maharashtra, Versova INDIA (Record: 05/1991-07/1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mahim INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 5 mts)
• Arabian Sea 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)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 18.70) (Long: 72.85) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek (Lat: 18.70) (Long: 72.85) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Goa, Cumbarjua canal INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA

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