Species Card of Copepod
Calanoida ( Order )
    Diaptomoidea ( Superfamily )
        Candaciidae ( Family )
            Candacia ( Genus )
Candacia samassae  Pesta, 1941   (F,M)
Pesta, 1941 (p.165, figs.F); Pillai, P., 1967 (p.365, figs.F,M); Lawson, 1977 (p.71, tab.2,3,4, fig.3,5)
Species Candacia samassae - Plate 1 of morphological figuresissued from : P.P. Pillai in J. Mar. Biol. Ass. India, 1967, 9 (2). [p.367, Fig.1].
Female (from west coast of India): a, habitus (dorsal); b, idem (lateral); c, last thoracic segment and urosome ( (dorsal); d, right caudal ramus (dorsal); e, A1; f, A2; g, Md; h, Md ( mandibular blade, enlarged); i, Mx1; j, Mx2; k, Mxp; l, P1; m, P2; n, P3; o, P4; p, P5.

Species Candacia samassae - Plate 2 of morphological figuresissued from : P.P. Pillai in J. Mar. Biol. Ass. India, 1967, 9 (2). [p.369, Fig.2].
Female: h, left P5 (enlarged).

Male: a, habitus (dorsal); b, idem (lateral); c, right caudal ramus (dorsal); d, right A1; e, A1 (17 to 19 segments of geniculate part); f, P5 (dorsal); g, idem (ventral view);

Compl. Ref.:
Madhupratap & Haridas, 1986 (p.105, tab.1); Kazmi, 2004 (Rem.: p.232)
NZ: 2

Distribution map of Candacia samassae by geographical zones
Species Candacia samassae - Distribution map 2issued from : T.J. Lawson in Marine Biology, 1977, 43. [Fig.5, p.81].
Distribution map for the Indian Ocean.
N Red Sea, W coast India, Bay of Bengal (in Jones, 1966)
N: 6 (Mer Rouge: 1; Indien: 5)
(347) F: 2,12; (467) F: 1,28-1,74; M: 1,54-1,66; {F: 1,28-2,12; M: 1,54-1,66}
Rem.: mesopelagic.
Last update : 21/01/2016
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