Oithona rigida   Giesbrecht,  1896 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Cyclopoida
Family:Oithonidae

Description
Size: Length 1 mm (female).


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Gujarat, Jakhau-Babber Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Sangi-Kharo Creek INDIA
• Gujarat, Medi-Sinthodi Creek INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangrove INDIA (Record: 04/1980-03/1982)
• Goa INDIA (Record: 2000)
• 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)
• Lakshadweep Sea (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 71.51) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Lakshadweep Sea (Lat: 12) (Long: 76.16) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Southwest Coast (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 71.51) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Southwest Coast (Lat: 76.16) (Long: 12) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Tamil Nadu, Porto Novo INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA
• Kerala, Kayamkulam INDIA
• Kerala, Neendakara INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur INDIA
• Kerala, Veli INDIA
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 5 mts)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) 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)
• Andhra Pradesh, Lawsons Bay INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Point Calimere INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muttukadu (Lat: 12.78) (Long: 80.25) INDIA (Record: 02/2004-06/2006)
• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA

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