Pseudochirella obtusa   (Sars G.O.,  1905) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Ist antenna reaches back only to the middle of the abdomen. The 2nd antenna bears a row of hairs on the 1st basal segment. The endopod bears 7 and 8 setae respectively on the inner and outer lobes.
In the maxilliped on basal 1 there is a row of small spines along the anterior margin at the point of origin of the setae arising from lobe 2. On the 2nd basal segment there is a short double row of spinules near the proximal end of the anterior margin and a second double row along the same margin near the distal end.

Synonym (s)
Undeuchaeta obtusa Sars, 1905
Euchirella dubia A. Scott, 1909
Euchirella obtusa Farran, 1909
Chirundina abyssalis With, 1915
Pseudochirella obtusa Sars, 1925

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• INDIA (Record: 28/04/1925)

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
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Boltovskoy, D (Ed.) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean Marine Species Identification Portal Available at -

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