Centropages furcatus   (Dana,  1849) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Centropagidae

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Description
Size: Length 1.60-1.78 mm (female), 1.55-1.65 mm (male).

Female: Transparent; cephalosome has a conspicuous ventral ball-like eye, obvious even in young stages. Prominent second spines between the lateral spines on the last metasome segment and the urosome. No spines on genital segment. Anal segment not quite symmetrical, long, around twice the length of urosome segment 2. The furca are long and slender.

Male: Posterior metasome border asymmetrical. Prominent second spines between the lateral spines on the last metasome segment and the urosome. Exopodite segment 3 claw is stout and has a spine on inner margin and 2 spines on outer margin; left exopodite segments 2 and 3 with long terminal fixed appendages. The furca are very long and slender.


Synonym (s)
Catopia furcata Dana, 1849
Centropages furcatus (Dana, 1852)
(Senior synonym)
Centropages furcatus A. Scott, 1909
Centropages furcatus Wolfenden, 1911
Centropages furcatus Pesta, 1912
Centropages furcatus Sewell, 1914
Centropages furcatus Brady, 1915
Centropages furcatus Gurney, 1927
Centropages furcatus Farran, 1929
Centropages furcatus var. carli Fruchtl, 1923
Centropages furcatus var. carli Fruchtl, 1924
Centropages lenuculari Oliveira, 1946
Centropages velificatus (Oliveira, 1947)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Estuarine, Open Sea, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Kalavali Estuary (Lat: 16.25) (Long: 73.67) INDIA
• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 13.18) (Long: 80.38) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters 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)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Goa, Zuari estuary 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: 25 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Orissa, Burhabalanga Estuary (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.06) INDIA (Record: 10/1991 - 08/1992)
• 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)
• West Coast (Lat: 15) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• West Coast (Lat: 19) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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