Cymbasoma longispinosum   (Bourne,  1890) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Female: TL. 2.60 mm.

Body narrow; cephalosome slightly dilated at mid-length, longer than combined lengths of metasome and urosome ; urosome two-segmented; genital segment dorsally quadrate with a pair of ovigerous spines on its ventral side, which are longer than body length and confluent at base for some distance;caudal rami small with three plumose setae of equal length; mouth placed very close to anterior end of cephalosome; eyes well developed
and deeply pigmented.

Synonym (s)
Cymbasoma longispinosus (Bourne, 1890)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Maharashtra, Off Mumbai INDIA (Record: 05/11/1970)

Literature Source(s)
  • Martin Thompson, PK and Easterson, DCV. (1978) Two rare monstrilloid copepods from the coastal waters of Bombay Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 20 (1 & 2) 176-180 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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