Euterpina acutifrons   (Dana,  1847) (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Euterpinidae

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Description
Size: Length 0.6 mm (male), 0.8 mm (female).

Female: The body shape is quite cylindrical but the urosome is gradually narrowing. The prosome anterior section is sharply pointed. The rostrum is stout and clearly visible. Prosome posterior section with 3 segments. Urosome with 5 segments. Body articulation is distinct.


Synonym (s)
Euterpe acutifrons (Dana, 1847)
(Preoccupied Name)
Harpacticus acutifrons Dana, 1847
(Basionym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Benthic, Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• 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 (Lat: 17.25) (Long: 17.00) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada (Lat: 17.25) (Long: 17.00) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Versova INDIA (Record: 05/1991-07/1992)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur INDIA
• Kerala, Veli INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Kerala, KadinamKulam Estuary INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai, Port (Lat: 18.9) (Long: 72.66) INDIA
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 10 mts)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 18.70) (Long: 72.85) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Maharashtra, Dharamtar Creek (Lat: 18.86) (Long: 73.02) INDIA (Record: 09/1984-11/1985) (Depth: 2.5-14 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Gujarat, Off Okha Port INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Dwarka INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Rozi INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• 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)
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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