Pontella karachiensis   Rehman,  1973 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Total length 5.03 mm (female); 4.08 mm(male)

Male: Body cylindrical. First antenna on the left side unmodified and consists usual 24 joints. The flexion of geniculate right antenna situated between 18th and 19th segment. 17th segment bears an elongated ridge, with annulations proximally and fine denticles distally, extending to segment 16. 18th segment is armed with a similar but smaller ridge, carrying a single row of large spiniform denticles. Segmentation of 20th segment indistinct.
Female: Cephalon and 1st thoracic segment seperate , as also 4th and 5th thoracic segments. Posterior thoracic segment is slightly flexed posteriorly nearly rounded and provided with a minute spine on each side. Abdomen asymmetrical and consists of 2 segments. First antenna reaches back to about posterior margin of second thoracic segment.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Off Okha Port (Lat: 22.46) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Off Dwarka INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Patel, MI (1975) Pelagic copepods from the inshore waters off Saurashtra Coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 17(3) 658-663 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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