Nannocalanus minor   (Claus,  1863) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Calanidae

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Description
Size: Length: female 1.70-2.30 mm; male 1.20-2.01 mm.

Female: Short stubby urosome, which is characteristically inset into the metasome, the rounded last metasome segment extending almost halfway down the genital segment. The genital segment bulges strongly when viewed from the side, with a small projection low on the surface. The female has 5 swimming legs which are all the same size and of similar structure.

Male: Similar in appearance to the female but with a longer urosome. Furca divergent in dorsal view. Left endopodite with no spines on internal edge, left exopod with elongated outer edge spines.


Synonym (s)
Calanus minor Claus, 1863
Cetochilus minor Claus, 1863
Nannocalanus minor (Claus, 1863)
(Senior synonym)
Calanus minor (Claus, 1863)
(Senior synonym)
Cetochilus minor Claus, 1863
(Senior synonym)
Calanus minor A. Scott, 1909
Calanus minor Steuer, 1910
Calanus minor Sharpe, 1911
Calanus minor Wolfenden, 1911
Calanus minor T. Scott, 1912
Calanus minor Sewell, 1912
Undinula caroli Sewell, 1912
Calanus minor Sewell, 1913
Calanus minor Pesta, 1913
Calanus minor Sewell, 1914
Calanus minor Fruchtl, 1920
Nannocalanus minor G. O. Sars, 1925
Calanus minor Farran, 1929
Canthocalanus minor (Claus, 1863)
Canthocalanus minor minor (Claus, 1863)
Cetochilus minor Claus, 1863
Nannocalanus minor major Sewell, 1929

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• Orissa, Bahuda Estuary (Lat: 19.17) (Long: 84.33) INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• 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
• Gujarat, Mahuva INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Off Gujarat INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Off Goa INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 50 mts)
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 17/06/1987-10/07/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)

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