Labidocera kroyeri   (Brady,  1883) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 2.40-2.50 mm (female); 1.05-2.14 mm (male).

Female: Cephalosome with lateral cephalic hooks, lateral wings of last metasome segment pointed and symmetrical. Urosome 3-segmented; anal segment short, genital segment and urosome segment 2 asymmetrical, with many spines and hooks (variable in appearance); furca symmetrical.

Male: Lateral cephalic hooks on cephalosome. Lateral corners of the last metasome segment asymmetrical, left one pointed the right one bifurcated. 5-segmented urosome, genital segment swollen on left side.

Synonym (s)
Labidocera kroyeri (Brady, 1883)
(Senior synonym)
Labidocera kroyeri A. Scott, 1909
Labidocera kroyeri Sewell, 1912
Labidocera kroyeri Sewell, 1914
Labidocera kroyeri Brady, 1914
Pontella kroyeri Brady, 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 76.92) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar, Nankauri Harbour INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Singh, LAK and Sharma, RK (1986) Gangetic dolphin, Platanista gangetica Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 82(3) 648-653
  • 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 -
  • Madhupratap, M and Haridas, P (1986) Epipelagic calanoid copepods of the Northern Indian Ocean Copepod 105-117 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ganapati, PN and Shanthakumari, K (1961) The systematics and distribution of planktonic copepods in the Lawson's bay, Waltair Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 3(1&2) 6-18 Available at - NIO, Goa

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