Corycaeus (Onychocorycaeus) agilis   Dana  1849 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length: female 0.88-1.00; male 0.71-0.84 mm.

Female: Prosome robust and 4-segmented. Prosome is about 1.5 times longer than the urosome. Urosome is slender and 2-segmented. The lateral points at the end of the prosome do not extend to the genital apertures. The genital segment is rounded centrally and the genital aperture furnished with one seta. Anal segment slightly shorter than the genital segment. Anal segment more than twice as long as wide. Furca about the same length as the genital segment.
Male: Prosome 4-segmented. Urosome is 2-segmented. Genital segment is oval, and the widest section equals its length. Some specimens may have a small ventral hook on the genital segment. Anal segment shorter than genital segment. Furca longer than anal segment.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• SEYCHELLES (Record: 2003)
• MADAGASCAR (Record: 2003)

Literature Source(s)
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • 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
  • Mandal, AK and Nandi, NC (1989) Fauna of Sundarban mangrove ecosystem, West Bengal, India Fauna of Conservations 3 35431 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Smith, SL and Madhupratap, M (2005) Mesozooplankton of the Arabian Sea: Patterns influenced by seasons, upwelling, and oxygen concentrations Progress in Oceanography 65 214-239 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -

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