Samiksha Jaiswal

Acartia clausi

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Crustacea
Order  Calanoida
Scientific name  Acartia clausi
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Subclass  Copepoda
Family  Acartiidae
Higher classification  Acartia
Acartia clausi Coastal Oceanography OC332
Similar  Acartia, Copepod, Calanoida, Centropages, Acartia tonsa

Acartia clausi is a species of marine copepod belonging to the family Acartiidae. This species was previously thought to have a worldwide distribution but recent research has restricted its range to coastal regions of the north-east Atlantic Ocean as far north as Iceland, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, with specimens from other regions assigned to different species.

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At just over 1 mm in length, this is a generally larger animal than its closest congeners. It can also be distinguished by the row of large spines at the rear margin of the body segment known as the metasome.

Acartia clausi Acartia clausi metacopepod
Acartia clausi Acartia clausi male
Acartia clausi Acartia clausi metacopepod
Acartia clausi Acartia clausi metacopepod
Acartia clausi Acartia clausi metacopepod
Acartia clausi Acartia clausi female

References

Acartia clausi Wikipedia


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