Pseudochirella cryptospina   Sars G.O.,  1905 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Aetideidae

Description
Size: Female 0.9 mm.

The proportional length of the cephalothorax and abdomen are as 5 to 1.
The rostrum consists of a single stout spine, directed vertically downwards. The cephalon and 1st thoracic segment are only partially fused, and segments 4 and 5 are separate. The posterior thoracic margin is rounded and bears in the dorsal-lateral region a sharp backwardly-directed spine.

Synonym (s)
Gaidius cryptospinus Sars, 1905
Gaidius parvispina Farran, 1908
Chirudina parvispina With, 1915
Pseudochirella parvispina Sars, 1925
Chirundina parvispina Farran, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA (Record: 23/04/1924)

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

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