Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Clausocalanoidea ( Superfamily )
        Scolecitrichidae ( Family )
            Pseudoamallothrix ( Genus )
Pseudoamallothrix indica  (Sewell, 1929)   (F,M)
Syn.: Amallothrix indica Sewell, 1929 (p.219, Descr.F, figs.F); 1947 (p.154, 161); Sewell, 1948 (p.330, 540); Grice & Hulsemann, 1967 (p.16, 25, Descr.M, figs.M); Silas, 1972 (p.647); Bradford, 1973 (p.143); Bradford & al., 1983 (p.78, Rem.); Gopalakrishnan & Balachandran, 1992 (p.167, figs.1, 5, Table 1, 2); Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.1); Padmavati & al., 1998 (p.349); Pillai H.U.K. & al., 2011 (p.239, Table 3, vertical distribution)
Vyshkvartzeva, 1999 (2000) (p.228, Rem.)
Species Pseudoamallothrix indica - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : G.D. Grice & K. Huisemann in Proc. U.S. natn. Mus., 1967, 122 (3583). [p.52, Figs.80-82]. As Amallothrix indica.
Male (from Indian Ocean): 80, habitus (lateral right side); 81, P5; 82, distal end of left P5.

Nota: Left P5 nearly twice as long as urosome; right exopod quite short.

Species Pseudoamallothrix indica - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : R.B.S. Sewell in Mem. Indian Mus., 1929, X. [p.220, Fig.81]. As Amallothrix indica.
Female (from S India): a, A2; b, Mx1; c, Mxp (1st basal segment); d, P2; e, P3; f, P4 (endopod); g, P5.

NZ: 1

Distribution map of Pseudoamallothrix indica by geographical zones
Species Pseudoamallothrix indica - Distribution map 2issued from : T.C. Gopalakrishnan & T. Balachandran in Oceanogr. Indian Ocean, 1992. [p.171, fig.5, D]. As Amallothrix indica.
Distribution of Pseudoamallothrix indica in the Indian Ocean.
Nota: Main occurnces North of equator.
Arabian Sea, Laccadive Sea, W Indian, off SW Sri Lanka, N Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea (Barren Island)
N: 7
(11) F: 3,4-3,233; (29) F: 3,06; (67) M: 3,1-2,68; {F: 3,06-3,40; M: 2,68-3,10}
Rem.: For Grice & Hulsemann (1967, p.25) the male resembles Scolecithrix emarginata Farran, 1905. The male of this species has not heretofore been described.
For Sewell (1947, p.154) the number of setae from the various parts of Mx1 female as Amallothrix indica: outer lobe (7); inner lobe 1 (10), inner lobe 2 (2), inner lobe 3 (3); basal segment 2 (4); endopod (6); exopod (8).
Last update : 09/03/2016
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