Acrocalanus gibber   Giesebrecht,  1888 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Calanoida
Family:Paracalanidae

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Description
Size: Length: female 0.93-1.28 mm; male 0.94-1.24 mm.

Female: Deep body in lateral view, with a pronounced hump on the dorsal cephalosome; distinct though partial line of separation of the cephalosome from the first pedigerous segment is obvious. 4 pairs of swimming legs. Genital segment longer than any of the others, with a prominent ventral swelling.

Male: Distinct hump on the dorsal cephalosome; Very simple limb, composed of four segments with two tiny spines on the last segment.


Synonym (s)
Acrocalanus gibber Scott A., 1909
Acrocalanus gibber Sewell, 1912
Acrocalanus gibber Sewell, 1914
Acrocalanus gibber Brady, 1914
Acrocalanus gibber Gurney, 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Goa, Terekhol Estuary (Lat: 15.72) (Long: 73.7) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake (Lat: 13.67) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar, Nankauri Harbour INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• INDIA (Record: 1910-1925)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Veli INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mahim INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 10 mts)
• 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)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 20/04/1985-04/05/1985)
• Gujarat, Off Okha Port INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Rozi INDIA (Record: 11/1972-10/1974)
• Gujarat, Off Dwarka 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)

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