Paracalanus dubia   Sewell,  1912 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

The terminal spines are markedly unequal, the inner one being about three times the length of the outer one and about two-thirds the length of the segment; the edge of the spine is also armed with a row of 10 to 12 spinules. As these differences appear to be constant, i think it as well, for the present at any rate, to regard these two species as distinct.

Synonym (s)
Paracalanus crassirostris sewelli Früchtl, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Kesarkar, KS and Anil, AC (2010) New species of Paracalanidae along the west coast of India: Paracalanus arabiensis Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 90(2) 399–408 Available at -
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa

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