Sapphirina scarlata   Giesbrecht,  1891 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Sapphirinidae

Image copyrights: Sergio Hernandez Trujillo, Instituto Politecnico Nacional-cicimar

Description
Size: Length: female 1.50-4.65 mm; male 3.40-4.85 mm.

Male and female are moderately wide forms.
Female: Cephalosome wider than long. Cephalic lenses adjacent and just visible dorsally. Lateral margins of prosome not smooth due to the varying widths of the metasome segments. 1st metasome segment narrower than the cephalosome, 2nd metasome segment wider than the 1st, 3rd metasome segment 2/3 as wide as the 2nd, 4th metasome segment same width as 3rd. Furca twice as long as wide, superficial seta situated in front of the 1st marginal seta, pointed projection on the distal inner margin.

Males: Cephalosome nearly twice as wide as long. Cephalic lenses not visible dorsally. Body tapers posteriorly, lateral margins smooth. Furca similar to female.


Synonym (s)
Sapphirina scarlata Giesbrecht, 1891
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

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)

Literature Source(s)
  • Ali, S and Ripley, SD (1989) Compact handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan (II edition) Oxford University Press, New Delhi 39823
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.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/
  • The barcode of life data systems Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Available at - http://www.barcodinglife.org/index.php

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