Euchirella galeata   Giesbrecht,  1888 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

The proportional lengths of the cephalothorax and abdomen are 5.0: 1.The 1st antenna reaches back to the middle of the abdomen and consists of 23 free segments, segments 8 and 9 and 24 and 25 being fused. In the maxilla the number of setae on the basal segment and on the endopod are few.Marked protuberance on the left side of the genital segment of the abdomen, extending back to the posterior margin.
In the immature male, the general structure closely resembles that of the immature female, but exhibits certain small differences. The 2nd antenna shows certain differences from the female, especially as regards the endopod, which in this sex is much longer and is of stouter build. A rudimentary 5th pair of legs is present. Each limb consists of two basal segments, a long exopod and a short endopod; the limb of the right side is well developed and is nearly twice the size of that of the left side; both endopod and exopod are well developed, the former being crowned by a crescentic plate, while the latter tapers to a point.

Synonym (s)
Euchirella galeata Giesbrecht, 1888
Euchirella galeata Giesbrecht, 1893
Euchirella galeata Giesbrecht and Schmeil, 1898
Euchirella galeata Esterly, 1905
Euchirella galeata A. Scott, 1909
Euchirella galeata Wolfenden, 1911
Euchirella galeata Sewell, 1913
Euchirella galeata Lysholm and Nordgaard, 1921

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• INDIA (Record: 21/10/1911, 23/04/1924)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA

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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Fernandes, V (2008) The effect of semi-permanent eddies on the distribution of mesozooplankton in the central Bay of Bengal Journal of Marine Research Sears Foundation for Marine Research 66 465–488 Available at - NIO,Goa

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