Oithona oculata   Farran,  1913 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Cyclopoida
Family:Oithonidae

Description
Size: Length: female 0.62-0.80 mm; male 0.62-0.65 mm.

Female: Pair of dark ‘eyes’ visible through the anterior section of the cephalosome. Anterior section of cephalosome truncate. Rostrum present and blunt, not visible dorsally. Prosome stocky, approximately 1.5 times longer than the urosome. Genital segment 1.5 times longer than wide, the first quarter swollen laterally. Anal segment just shorter than wide, posterior ventral margin serrated.

Male: Cephalosome similar to female. Prosome oblong in dorsal view, more than twice as long as wide. Genital segment just longer than wide. Anal segment shorter than wide, posterior ventral margin serrated. Furca twice as long as wide.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) INDIA
• 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)
• 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 Islands 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 - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Thompson, PKM (1990) Ecology of the neritic and oceanic cyclopoid copepods along the southwest coast of India and the Laccadive sea Journal of marine biological association of india Cochin, India 32(1, 2) 38-65 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1095/
  • Madhupratap, M; Achuthankutty, CT and Nair, SRS (1991) Zooplankton of the lagoons of the Laccadives: diel patterns and emergence Journal of Plankton Research Cambridge University Press 13 947-958 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3167

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