Acartia spinicauda   Giesbrecht,  1889 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Acartiidae

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Dorsal view of female

Description
Forehead rather convex; postero-lateral angles of the last thoracic somite pointed backward; postero-dorsal edge of first and second abdominal somites in the female with paired spinules; second abdominal somite in the male broad, its postero-lateral angles with a spinal process; postero-lateral edge of the first three abdominal somites with paired spinules; second segment of antennules in the female with two spinules on the dorsal surface, and a hook –like spinule on the ventral margin; terminal segment of the fifth leg in the female spine-like; terminal segment of the right fifth leg in the male with a spine on its inner margin.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Karnataka, Gangavali Estuary (Lat: 15.58) (Long: 74.25) INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans (Lat: 21.5) (Long: 88.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Maharashtra, Malad Creek (Lat: 20) (Long: 72) INDIA
• Goa, Zuari Estuary (Lat: 15.42) (Long: 73.98) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour (Lat: 13.18) (Long: 80.38) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)
• Maharashtra, Off Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 08/1968-07/1969)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti 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)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Goa, Cumbarjua canal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)

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