Oncaea venusta   Philippi,  1843 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Poecilostomatoida
Family:Oncaeidae

Description
Size: Length 1.00-1.28 mm (female); 0.70-1.00 mm (male).

Female: Prosome widest at the base of the cephalosome. Last prosome segment rounded at the distal corners. The genital segment is longer than the rest of the urosome and is rounded. The furca is longer than the anal segment, and nearly 4 times longer than wide. The two apical setae are not equal in length.

Male: The body is narrower than the female. The three segments between the genital segment and the anal segment are very short. The genital segment is more than 3 times longer than the rest of the urosome. The lappets at the base of the genital segment have small lateral points turned outward. The furca is shorter than 3 times longer than wide.


Synonym (s)
Antaria venusta (Philippi, 1843)
Oncaea praeclara Humes, 1988
Oncaea venusta Philippi, 1843
(Senior synonym)
Antaria coerulescens Claus, 1866
Oncaea coerulescens (Claus, 1866)
Oncaea pyriformis Lubbock, 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal
Predator:  Bony fishes (Cheilopogon exsiliens, Cheilopogon nigricans, Exocoetus monocirrhus, Hirundichthys albimaculatus, Hirundichthys speculiger, Prognichthys sealei)

Biogeography


• Kerala, Off Alleppey (Lat: 9.42) (Long: 76.5) INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.22) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• 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)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada INDIA
• Southwest Coast (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 71.51) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• Southwest Coast (Lat: 12) (Long: 76.16) INDIA (Record: 12/1996-10/1967)
• 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)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Goa, Off Aguada INDIA (Depth: 25 mts)
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 20.84) (Long: 68.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra Coast (Lat: 22.50) (Long: 70.33) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal 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
• 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)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

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