Labidocera pavo   Giesbrecht,  1889 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Pontellidae

Description
Size: Length 1.92-2.52 mm (female); 1.61-2.06 mm (male).

In females, the body is robust, without lateral hooks, dorsal eye lenses are moderate, prosome produced into symmetrical pointed process. Urosome is 2-segmented, genital segment is asymmetrical. Some specimens with a transparent elliptical plate on ventral surface of urosome. Furca nearly symmetrical; exopod with 2 outer marginal spines and terminates in 3 spines, endopod is simple and not bifurcated, left endopod quite rounded and right ending in a sharp point.

In males, the body is similar to that of females, but dorsal eye lenses are larger and contiguous. Posterior metasome segment symmetrical with lateral points. Urosome is 5-segmented and naked. Urosome and furca quite symmetrical. Right A1 geniculate. Right exopod claw- like with well developed thumb, towards inner base of thumb is a robust seta; terminal segment elongated, curved, with a blunt conical projection on proximal inner margin, with 2 inner mid- marginal seta, terminates in a point with one terminal seta; left leg terminal segment with 1 outer marginal spine and 3 terminal sub-equal spines, all curving inwards.


Synonym (s)
Labidocera pavo Giesbrecht, 1889
(Senior synonym)
Labidocera pavo Sewell, 1914
Labidocera pavo Sewell, 1924
Labidocera pavo Gurney, 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 13.18) (Long: 80.38) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar, Nankauri Harbour INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Orissa, Burhabalanga Estuary (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.06) INDIA (Record: 10/1991-08/1992)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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