Species Card of Copepod
Cyclopoida ( Order )
    Clausidiidae ( Family )
        Saphirella ( Genus )
Saphirella indica  Sewell, 1924   
Sewell, 1924 (p.800, Rem., figs.); 1949 (p.66, Rem.); ? Vilela, 1965 (p.13, figs.); Silas, 1972 (p.637); Sarkar & al., 1986 (p.178); Gooding, 1988 (p.364, Rem.); Brylinski, 2009 (p.257, Rem)
Species Saphirella indica - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : R.B.S. Sewell in Fauna of the Chilka Lake, 1924, 12. [Pl.LIX, Fig.1].
Immature form ( From Chilka Lake).

Compl. Ref.:
Gruszka & al., 2013 (p.26
NZ: 2 + 1 doubtful

Distribution map of Saphirella indica by geographical zones
India (Chilka Lake, Hooghly estuary); ? Portugal, Baltic Sea (Odra River: Szcecin)
N: 3
(80) 0,6-0,52; ? (373) 0,78-0,58; {0,52-0,60}
Rem.: According to Brylinski (2009, p.257) the Vilela's specimen frm Ria de Faro-Olhao (Portigal) seems similar to Saphirella from Srtrait of Dover and not Saphirella indica.
Introduction in Szczecin Harbour (Poland) from ship ballast.
Last update : 09/01/2015
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