Labidocera bengalensis   Krishnaswamy,  1952 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Length: 1.77 mm (female); 1.49 mm (male)

In females, body is somewhat rounded, with lateral hooks, prosome rounded at posterior. Urosome is 3-segmented and genital segment asymmetrical. In males, body is elongated, dorsal eye lenses are prominent and contiguous. Posterolateral end of prosome produced into asymmetrical pointed processes.

Similar species: Labidocera minuta

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Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Andaman Sea
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Othman, BHS and Toda, T (2006) Pontellid copepods from Singapore Coastal Marine Science 30(1) 305-319
  • Ganapati, PN and Shanthakumari, K (1961) The systematics and distribution of planktonic copepods in the Lawson's bay, Waltair Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 3(1&2) 6-18 Available at - NIO, Goa

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