Corycaeus (Agetus) typicus   Kroyer  1849 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length: female 1.45-1.65 mm; male 1.30-1.54 mm.

Female: Prosome 4-segmented. Urosome one-segmented, the shape of the urosome and the form of the inner lateral points at the end of the prosome are characteristic. The outer lateral points do not extend to the genital openings. The inner lateral points rise up at right angles to the body and extend posteriorly to almost the same length as the outer lateral points. The furca is longer than half the length of the urosome. The inner marginal furcal seta is longer than the furca itself.
Male: Prosome 3-segmented. Urosome two-segmented. The anterior section of the genital segment rounded, the posterior section forming prominent rounded corners, each with a seta off the ventral surface. Genital segment 1.5 times as long as wide. Urosome twice as long as furca. Furca more than 6 times longer than wide.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, BA; Molur, S and Walker,S (1998) Report of the workshop conservation assessment and management plan for selected invertebrates of southern India Zoo Outreach Organization, Coimbatore, India 25569 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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