Tortanus barbatus   (Brady,  1883) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Tortanidae

Description
Size: Length: female 1.25-2.10 mm; male 1.05-1.12 mm.

Female: Urosome 3-segmented; anal segment and furca fused, asymmetrical; segment 3 in lateral view with dorsal projection. Terminal segment on one side short and tapering to a point, on the other side elongated and with an inner median serrated margin, the teeth of which are variable in appearance.

Male: Anal segment and furca of urosome fused, slightly asymmetric.


Synonym (s)
Corynura barbata Brady, 1883

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Port (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mahim INDIA
• Orissa, Burhabalanga Estuary (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.06) INDIA (Record: 10/1991 - 08/1992)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 18.70) (Long: 72.85) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek (Lat: 18.86) (Long: 73.02) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)

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
  • Gaonkar, CA; Krishnamurthy, V and Anil, AC (2010) Changes in the abundance and composition of zooplankton from the ports of Mumbai, India Environ Monit Assess Springer 168 179–194 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-009-1102-7
  • Gajbhiye, SN; Stephen, R; Nair, VR and Desai, BN (1991) Copepods of the nearshore waters of Bombay Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources, CSIR, K S Krishnan Marg, Pusa Campus, New Delhi 110 012, India 20 187 - 194 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/3206
  • Ramaiah, N; Chatterji, A and Madhupratap, M (1996) A study on the zooplankton of the Burhabalanga Estuary, Orissa Coast Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy (B. Biological Sciences) Indian National Science Academy 62 1-4 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2159
  • Tiwari, LR and Nair, VR (2002) Plankton biodiversity of Dharamtar creek adjoining Mumbai harbour Proceedings of the National Seminar on Creeks, Estuaries and Mangroves - Pollution and Conservation Vidya Prasarak Mandal's B.N. Bandodkar College of Science; Thane, India 96-102p Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1356

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