Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 15 Issue 2

Occurrence of Cymbasoma longispinosum (Copepoda: Monstrilloida) from the Indian Seas

P. K. Martin Thompson

A description of the monstrilloid copepod Cymbasoma longispinosum (Bourne), recorded for the first time from Indian seas, is given here. The specimens obtained in surface plankton tows off Vizhinjam, Kerala show some variations in morphological characters from the specimens described from Mediterranean and North East Atlantic and these are also discussed.

Date : 31-12-1973