Pontellopsis herdmani   Thompson I.C. & Scott A.,  1903 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Pontellidae

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c. The female from the dorsal side

Description
Length: 1.60-2.00 mm (female); 1.45 mm (male).

In females, the body is robust. Urosome is 2-segmented, asymmetrical, genital segment asymmetrical, left margin slightly swollen near distal end, right distal margin projected postero-laterally into an acutiform process, proximal margin with setule-like projection. In males, the body is elongated. Urosome is 5-segmented.


Synonym (s)
Pontellopsis herdmani Thompson and A. Scott, 1903
Pontellopsis herdmani Sewell, 1914

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Andaman Sea
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Veli INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• 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)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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  • Achuthankutty, CT; Ramaiah, N and Padmavati, G (1998) Zooplankton variability and copepod assemblage in the coastal and estuarine waters of Goa along the central-west coast of India IOC Workshop Rep.. 142 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission 1-11 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1870
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