Eucalanus elongatus   (Dana,  1848) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Eucalanidae

Description
Size: Length: female 5.75-8.50 mm; male 3.75-5.00 mm.

Female: Characterised by the pointed postero-lateral corners of the metasome. Transparent body. Anterior cephalosome triangular, urosome 4-segmented, genital segment longer than wide. Left furca wider and longer than the right. Second inner seta of right furca elongated.

Male: Also has lateral points on the posterior metasome. Transparent body, anterior cephalosome bluntly rounded. Urosome 5-segmented, genital segment slightly wider than long.


Synonym (s)
Eucalanus elongatus (Dana, 1848)
(Senior synonym)
Calanella elongata (Dana, 1853)
Calanus elongatus Dana, 1849
Calanus elongatus Dana, 1852
Calanella hyalina Claus, 1866
Eucalanus elongatus Giesbrecht, 1888
Eucalanus elongatus Giesbrecht, 1892
Eucalanus elongatus Giesbrecht, 1895
Eucalanus elongatus Giesbrecht and Schmeil, 1898
Eucalanus elongatus T. Scott, 1901
Eucalanus elongatus Wolfenden, 1902
Eucalanus elongatus Cleve, 1904
Eucalanus elongatus Wolfenden, 1904
Eucalanus atlanticus Wolfenden, 1904
Eucalanus elongatus Esterly, 1905
Eucalanus elongatus Farran, 1905
Eucalanus elongatus G. O. Sars, 1905
Eucalanus elongatus Farran, 1908
Eucalanus elongatus van Breeman, 1908
Eucalanus elongatus Farran, 1910
Eucalanus elongatus Esterly, 1911
Eucalanus elongatus Wolfenden, 1911
Eucalanus elongatus Sewell, 1913
Eucalanus elongatus Lysholm and Nordgaard, 1921
Eucalanus elongatus G. O. Sars, 1925
Eucalanus elongatus Farran, 1926
Eucalanus elongatus Farran, 1929
Calanus erythrochilus Leuckart, 1859
Eucalanus elongatus hyalinus Claus, 1866
Eucalanus giesbrechti Mori, 1937
Eucalanus spinifer Scott T., 1894

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Predator:  Bony fish (Engraulis encrasicolus)

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Orissa, Bahuda Estuary (Lat: 19.17) (Long: 84.33) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 10) (Long: 68.05) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 73.11) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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