Euchaeta indica   Wolfenden,  1905 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Euchaetidae

Description
Size: Length: female 2.4-2.68 mm; male 2.32-2.56 mm.

Female: Frontal eminence on forehead well developed. In lateral view, the genital segment is about twice as long as the broadest part. Genital segment is as long as the combined length of the next three segments and is irregular in outline when viewed from the dorsal and ventral sides. Urosome segment 2 is about half the length of the genital segment and is equal to the combined length of segments 3 and 4. The appendicular seta is much longer than any of the others. The last metasome segment and the urosome segments are densely covered with short fine hairs.

Male: The structure of the serrated lamella, is bilobed distally, with double rows of teeth bordering the lobes.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Off Mumbai INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 10) (Long: 68.05) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)
• Kerala, Off Kochi (Lat: 11.5) (Long: 73.11) INDIA (Record: 14/11/1983-17/11/1983)

Literature Source(s)
  • Ramaiah, N and Nair, VR (1997) Distribution and abundance of copepods in the pollution gradient zones of Bombay Harbour-Thana creek-Bassein creek, west coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 26 20-25 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/1992/2/I_J_Mar_Sci_26_20.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • Nair, VR and Ramaiah, N (1998) Zooplankton characteristics of the coastal ecosystem off Bombay, India Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference In: Pelagic Biogeography ICoPB II 272-278 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Padmavati, G; Haridas, P; Nair, KKC; Gopalakrishnan, TC; Shiney, P and Madhupratap, M (1998) Vertical distribution of mesozooplankton in the central and eastern Arabian Sea during the winter monsoons Journal of Plankton Research Cambridge University Press 20 343-354 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1869
  • Madhupratap, M and Haridas, P (1990) Zooplankton, especially calanoid copepods, in the upper 1000m of the south-east Arabian Sea Journal of Plankton Research Oxford University Press 12 305-321 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2432
  • The barcode of life data systems Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Available at - http://www.barcodinglife.org/index.php

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