Penilia avirostris   Dana,  1849 (Water Flea)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Branchiopoda
Order:Diplostraca
Family:Sididae

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Description
Body transparent ; head small with sharp rostrum; postabdomen narrow, elongate, with slender caudal claw. Formula of antenna 2-6/1-4.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.22) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur INDIA
• West Coast (Lat: 15) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 16) (Long: 62) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 23) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Kerala, Kasargod INDIA (Record: 04/1988-05/1988)
• Maharashtra, Devgarh INDIA
• Maharashtra, Vengurla INDIA
• Maharashtra, Vijaydurg INDIA
• Maharashtra, Ratnagiri INDIA
• West Coast (Lat: 19) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)

Literature Source(s)
  • Madhupratap, M and P, Haridas (1975) Composition and variations in the abundance of zooplankton of backwaters from Cochin to Alleppey Indian Journal of Marine Sciences The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi in association with The Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi 4(1) 77-85 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • Michel, HB; Behbehani, M and Herring, D (1986) Zooplankton of the western Arabian Gulf south of Kuwait waters Kuwait Bulletin of Marine Science 8(1435) 13150 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Zhong, Z (1989) Marine planktology Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo 454 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Robin, RS; Srinivasan, M and Chandrasekar, K (2009) Distribution of Zooplankton from Arabian Sea, along Southern Kerala (Southwest Coast of India) During the Cruise Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences Maxwell Scientific Organization 1(3) 155-159 Available at - http://maxwellsci.com/print/crjbs/%283%29155-159.pdf
  • Advancing the science of limnology and oceanography Available at - http://www.aslo.org/photopost/index.php
  • Padmavati, G and Goswami, SC (1996) Zooplankton ecology in the Mandovi-Zuari estuarine system of Goa, west coast of India Indian journal of marine sciences Scientific Publishers 25 268-273 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Goswami, SC and Srivastava, Y (1996) Zooplankton standing stock, community structure and diversity in the northern Arabian Sea Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Scientific Results of FORV Sagar Sampada Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India 127-137p Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2147
  • Santhakumari, V and Peter, KJ (1993) Relative abundance and diel variation of zooplankton from south west coast of India Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 23 73-85 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2783
  • Goswami, SC; KrishnaKumari, L and Shrivastava, Y (2000) Diel variations in zooplankton and their biochemical composition from Vengurla to Ratnagiri, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 29(3) 277-280 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/464
  • Madhupratap, M; Nair, SRS; Haridas, P and Padmavati, G (1990) Response of zooplankton to physical changes in the environment: coastal upwelling along central west coast of India Journal of coastal research Coastal Education and Reserch Foundation 6 413-426 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2439
  • Manikannan, R; Asokan, S and Ali, AHMS (2011) Studies on species composition of plankton in the great Vedaranyam swamp of the Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI 3(4) 283-289 Available at - http://www.idosi.org/wjfms/wjfms3(4)11/4.pdf

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