Scaphocalanus magnus   (Scott T,  1894) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Image copyrights: Hopcroft/NOAA

Size (female) length 4.9 mm.

The proportional lengths of the cephalothorax and abdomen are 30:9.

Synonym (s)
Scaphocalanus magnus A. Scott, 1909
Amallophora magna Wolfenden, 1911
Amallophora magna Stephensen, 1913
Scaphocalanus magnus With, 1915
Scaphocalanus magnus Lysholm and Nordgaard, 1921
Scaphocalanus magnus Sars, 1925
Scaphocalanus magnus Farran, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 7.61) (Long: 84.31) INDIA (Record: 21/10/1911)
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 10.43) (Long: 74.54) INDIA (Record: 28/04/1925)

Literature Source(s)
  • (1998) Marine crabs of India National Institute of Oceanography Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Rosamma, S (1984) Distribution of Calanoid Copepods in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal Mahasagar-Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography 17(3) 161-171 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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 -
  • Arctic Ocean Diversity Available at -
  • Padmavati, G; Haridas, P; Nair, KKC; Gopalakrishnan, TC; Shiney, P and Madhupratap, M (1998) Vertical distribution of mesozooplankton in the central and eastern Arabian Sea during the winter monsoons Journal of Plankton Research Cambridge University Press 20 343-354 Available at -

Page last updated on:2011-03-15

Back to Search