Corycaeus asiaticus, Arabian Sea, Manora Channel.

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Farooq, S., Ara, M. ., & Siddiqui, P. J. A. S. (2014). DISCRIPTION OF CORYCAEUS (DITRICHOCORYCAEUS) ASIATICUS(COPEPODA: CYCLOPOIDA, CORYCAEIDAE) FROM MANORA CHANNEL, KARACHI, PAKISTAN: Sumera Farooq, Mubeen Ara and Pirzada Jamal Ahmed Siddiqui. Pakistan Journal of Marine Sciences, 23(2), 65–68. Retrieved from http://pakjmsuok.com/index.php/pjms/article/view/38


Copepods of family Corycaeidae were the abundant cyclopoids in the coastal waters worldwide. Only three species C. crassiusculus, C. flaccus and C. dahli were reported from the northern Arabian Sea. The present study is the first report on the presence of fourth species Corycaeus (Ditrichocorycaeus) asiaticus in the coastal waters of Pakistan. The species is a rare one as only few specimens were recorded.



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