Metacalanus aurivilli   Cleve,  1901 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Arietellidae

Description
Size: Length 0.55-0.64 mm (female); 0.53-0.56 mm (male).

Female: Small copepod, in lateral view rounded with high prosome. Posterior of last metasome segment rounded in dorsal view. Urosome 4-segmented, the second and anal segment much shorter than the other segments. Distal segment with an internal long plumose seta, a shorter terminal spine and an outer twisted spine.

Male: Urosome 5-segmented. Proximal segments short, distal segments much longer. Segments 3 and 4 with thick spines on outer distal ends.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 8) (Long: 93.5) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 17/06/1987-10/07/1987)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Singh, LAK and Sharma, RK (1986) Gangetic dolphin, Platanista gangetica Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 82(3) 648-653
  • Madhupratap, M and Haridas, P (1986) Epipelagic calanoid copepods of the Northern Indian Ocean Copepod 105-117 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Greenwood, JG (1978) Calanoid Copepods of Moreton Bay (Queensland) III. Families Temoridae to Tortanidae, excluding Pontellidae Proc. R. Soc. 89 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Saraswathy, M (1966) Pelagic Copepods from the inshore waters Off Trivandrum Coast Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part-I 74-106 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Achuthankutty, CT; Ramaiah, N and Padmavati, G (1998) Zooplankton variability and copepod assemblage in the coastal and estuarine waters of Goa along the central-west coast of India IOC Workshop Rep.. 142 Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission 1-11 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1870
  • Padmavati, G; Goswami, SC and Vidya, PS (1997) Diurnal variation in zooplankton in the Zuari Estuary, west coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 39 166-170 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/1976
  • Patel, MI (1975) Pelagic copepods from the inshore waters off Saurashtra Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 17(3) 658-663 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Madhupratap, M; Haridas, P; Ramaiah, N and Achuthankutty, CT (1992) Zooplankton of the southwest coast of India: abundance, composition, temporal and spatial variability in 1987 Oceanography of the Indian Ocean Oxford and IBH, New Delhi 99-112 p Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2959
  • 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
  • Chitra, J and Ramanibai, R (2008) Studies on Copepod fauna and its abundance in Muttukadu backwater, Tamil Nadu, India Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 5(2) 243-250 Available at - NIO, Goa

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