Eucalanus attenuatus   (Dana,  1849) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 4.1-4.3 mm.

Synonym (s)
Calanus attenuatus Dana, 1849
Eucalanus attenuatus Dana, 1852
Calanella mediterranea Claus, 1863
Eucalanus attenuatus Brady, 1883
Eucalanus attenuatus Giesbrecht, 1888
Eucalanus attenuatus Giesbrecht, 1892
Eucalanus attenuatus T. Scott, 1894
Eucalanus attenuatus Giesbrecht, 1895
Eucalanus attenuatus Giesbrecht and Schmeil, 1898
Eucalanus attenuatus Thompson, 1900
Eucalanus attenuatus Cleve, 1901
Eucalanus attenuatus T. Scott, 1901
Eucalanus attenuatus Cleve, 1903
Eucalanus attenuatus Thompson and Scott, 1903
Eucalanus attenuatus Cleve, 1904
Eucalanus attenuatus Esterly, 1905
Eucalanus attenuatus G. O. Sars, 1905
Eucalanus attenuatus Pearson, 1906
Eucalanus attenuatus Wolfenden, 1906(a)
Eucalanus attenuatus Farran, 1909
Eucalanus attenuatus van Breeman, 1908
Eucalanus attenuatus O. Pesta, 1909
Eucalanus attenuatus A. Steuer, 1910
Eucalanus attenuatus Sharpe, 1911
Eucalanus attenuatus Wolfenden, 1911
Eucalanus attenuatus Sewell, 1912
Eucalanus attenuatus T. Scott, 1912
Eucalanus attenuatus Sewell, 1913
Eucalanus attenuatus Sewell, 1914
Eucalanus attenuatus Brady, 1915
Eucalanus attenuatus G. O. Sars, 1925
Eucalanus attenuatus Farran, 1929
Calanus mirabilis Lubbock, 1856

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• INDIA (Record: 1910-1925) (Depth: 365.76 mts)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Off Goa INDIA
• Off Gujarat INDIA
• Arabian Sea INDIA
• West Coast (Lat: 15) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• West Coast (Lat: 19) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1986-26/09/1986)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.27) (Long: 79.39) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)
• Tamil Nadu, Vedaranyam (Lat: 10.82) (Long: 79.88) INDIA (Record: 10/2007-03/2010)

Literature Source(s)
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Santhanam, P and Perumal, P (2003) Diversity of zooplankton in Parangipettai coastal waters, southeast coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 144-151 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rakhesh, M; Raman, AV and Sudarsan, D (2006) Discriminating zooplankton assemblages in neritic and oceanic waters: A case for the northeast coast of India, Bay of Bengal Marine Environmental Research Elsevier 61(1) 93-109 Available at -
  • 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
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • Madhupratap, M; Nair, SRS; Haridas, P and Padmavati, G (1990) Response of zooplankton to physical changes in the environment: coastal upwelling along central west coast of India Journal of coastal research Coastal Education and Reserch Foundation 6 413-426 Available at -
  • 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
  • Manikannan, R; Asokan, S and Ali, AHMS (2011) Studies on species composition of plankton in the great Vedaranyam swamp of the Point Calimere wildlife sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences IDOSI 3(4) 283-289 Available at -

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