Calocalanus contractus   Farran,  1926 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Calocalanidae

Description
Size: Female 0.566 mm.

The proportional length of the cephalothorax and abdomen are as 51 to 9; the abdomen is thus contained 5.7 times in the length of the anterior region of the body.

The abdomen consists of three segments, of which the 2nd is very short. The 1st or genital segment is wide and swollen, being considerably broader than long. The furcal rami are approximately as wide as long and are equal in length to the 3rd abdominal segment. The 1st antenna reaches to well beyond the tip of the furcal ramus.


Synonym (s)
Calocalanus contractus Farran, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sewell, RBS (1999) The copepoda of Indian seas Biotech Books, Delhi, India 407 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2011-03-11

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