Valdiviella gigas   (Brady,  1883) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Aetideidae

Description
Size: 5.0-8.0 mm in length.
Female total length 4.5 mm.

The forehead is rounded and terminates below in a pair of short and snout rostral spines that are directed vertically downwards. The cephalon and the 1st thoracic segment are partially found, though the line of separation can be clearly made out; a similar condition is present as regards the 4th and 5th thoracic segments. The posterior thoracic margin is rounded and bears at the middle of the curve a small black wardly-directed spine.

Synonym (s)
Valdiviella gigas Sewell, 1913

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2011-03-14

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