Farranula gibbula   (Giesbrecht,  1891) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

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

Size: Length: female 0.85-1.03 mm; male 0.80-0.88 mm.

Female: Prosome 2-segmented. Prosome approximately 2.5 times longer than the urosome. A dorsal hump is conspicuous on the 2nd prosome segment. Lateral points at the posterior of prosome do not reach the centre of the urosome. The urosome has a characteristic shape. There is a small setose section on the antero-ventral part of the urosome. The dorsal side of the urosome is irregular in shape. Furca more than 3 times longer than wide. Urosome about 1.7 times longer than the furca.

Synonym (s)
Corycella gibbulus (Giesbrecht, 1891)
Farranula gibbulus (Giesbrecht, 1891)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats




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
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • The barcode of life data systems Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Available at - http://www.barcodinglife.org/index.php

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