Centropages orsinii   Giesbrecht,  1889 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Centropagidae

Description
Size: Length 1.40-1.60 mm (female), 1.25-1.30 mm (male).

Female: The last metasome segment corners are pointed, but not sharply. The furca are around twice as long as wide. The genital segment is symmetrical and has an offset spine on the ventral surface, which points backwards.

Male: The last metasome segment corners are weakly pointed.


Synonym (s)
Centropages orsinii Giesbrecht, 1889
(Senior synonym)
Centropages orsinii A. Scott, 1909
Centropages orsinii Pesta, 1912
Centropages orsinii Sewell, 1912
Centropages orsinii Pesta, 1913
Centropages orsinii Sewell, 1914
Centropages orsinii Brady, 1915
Centropages orsinii Fruchtl, 1924

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Open Sea, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake (Lat: 13.67) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Bassein Creek INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour INDIA
• Maharashtra, Thane Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Maharashtra, Off Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 10/1968-02/1969)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Barren Island INDIA (Record: 04/2006)
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 10 mts)
• Orissa, Burhabalanga Estuary (Lat: 21.45) (Long: 87.06) INDIA (Record: 10/1991 - 08/1992)
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 17/06/1987-10/07/1987)
• Lakshadweep Islands INDIA
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 16) (Long: 62) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 23) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1991-23/09/1991) (Depth: 200-500 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Tamil Nadu, Keelakarai INDIA (Record: 07/2008-12/2008)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA

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