Euchirella pulchra   (Lubbock,  1856) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Aetideidae

Description
Size: Length: female 3.04-4.40 mm; male 3.06-4.15 mm.

Female: No crest on anterior cephalosome, but in lateral view this area is rounded or slightly triangular. Rostrum well developed. Genital segment asymmetrical with a large ear-like protrusion on the left and a small depression on the right. Anterior metasome segment rounded and symmetrical.

Male: Low crest on anterior cephalosome. Rostrum well developed. The first segment of the exopodite not reaching the distal end of the right basis. The first segment of the exopodite with 3 projections on inner margin.


Synonym (s)
Euchirella pulchra (Lubbock, 1856)
(Senior synonym)
Undina pulchra Lubbock, 1856

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Demersal

Biogeography


• Goa INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Off Goa INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Off Gujarat INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 10) (Long: 68.05) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 73.11) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)

Literature Source(s)
  • Manakadan, R and Pittie, A (2002) Standardized english and scientific names of the Indian subcontinent-2002 Newsletter for Birdwatchers S. Sridhar 42 p 35
  • 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
  • Padmavati, G and Goswami, SC (1996) Zooplankton distribution in neuston and water column along west coast of India from Goa to Gujarat Indian journal of Marine Sciences 25 85-90 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/
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  • Padmavati, G and Goswami, SC (1996) Zoolankton distribution in neuston and water column along west coast of India from Goa to Gujarat Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 25 85-90 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2169
  • Madhupratap, M and Haridas, P (1990) Zooplankton, especially calanoid copepods, in the upper 1000m of the south-east Arabian Sea Journal of Plankton Research Oxford University Press 12 305-321 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2432

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