Cosmocalanus darwinii   (Lubbock,  1860) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Calanidae

Description
Size: Length: female 1.60-2.40 mm; male 1.63-2.05 mm.

Female: The 5 swimming legs are the same size and similar structure. The last metasome segment comes to a blunt point when viewed laterally. Short spinules round the posterior margins of the genital and second urosome segments, with a prominent tuft of longer spinules on the dorsal edge of the second urosome segment. Sometimes spinules are only present along the posterior left side of the genital segment. Genital segment in lateral view bulges quite strongly and comes to a blunt point towards the anterior segment. The posterolateral metasome borders may take 3 forms (symmetrical, forma symmetrica; very asymmetrical with left border produced into a squared-off lappet, forma typica; an intermediate form which is slightly asymmetrical, forma intermedia).

Male: Tooth on the inner edge of the external spine is placed about one third of the length from the base of the spine.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Goa INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Off Goa INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Off Gujarat INDIA (Depth: 50-150 mts)
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 50 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Madhupratap, M and Haridas, P (1986) Epipelagic calanoid copepods of the Northern Indian Ocean Copepod 105-117 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Padmavati, G and Goswami, SC (1996) Zooplankton distribution in neuston and water column along west coast of India from Goa to Gujarat Indian journal of Marine Sciences 25 85-90 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Fernandes, V (2008) The effect of semi-permanent eddies on the distribution of mesozooplankton in the central Bay of Bengal Journal of Marine Research Sears Foundation for Marine Research 66 465–488 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Padmavati, G and Goswami, SC (1996) Zoolankton distribution in neuston and water column along west coast of India from Goa to Gujarat Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 25 85-90 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2169
  • Goswami, SC and Padmavati, G (1996) Zooplankton production, composition and diversity in the coastal waters of Goa Indian Journal of Marine Sciences NISCAIR, CSIR 25 91-97 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2133
  • Jitlang, I; Pattarajinda, S; Mishra, R and Wongrat, L (2007) Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Bay of Bengal The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management in the Bay of Bengal 65-92 Available at - http://map.seafdec.org/downloads/BIMSTEC/010-Zooplankton-Issaporn.pdf

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