First record of Corycaeus (Ditrichocorycaeus) dahli (Copepoda: Cyclopoida, Corycaeidae) from Manora Channel, Karachi, Pakistan


Corycaeus dahli, Arabian Sea, Manora Channel.

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Ara, M. ., & Farooq, S. (2013). First record of Corycaeus (Ditrichocorycaeus) dahli (Copepoda: Cyclopoida, Corycaeidae) from Manora Channel, Karachi, Pakistan: Mubeen Ara and Sumera Farooq. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 22(1), 1–4. Retrieved from


Members of Family Corycaedae are the abundant mesozooplanktons in coastal and oceanic waters. Present study is an attempt to study the species diversity of family Corycaedae in the coastal waters of Pakistan. Only two species C. crassiusculus and C. flaccus were reported in the past from the Pakistan. This is the first report on the presence of third species Corycaeus (Ditrichocorycaeus) dahli in the coastal waters of Pakistan. The species is abundantly present in the samples collected from the Manora Channel.


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