Copepoda taxon details

Oithona plumifera Baird, 1843

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Oithona plumifera plumifera Baird, 1843· accepted, alternate representation (sole subspecies, essentially redundant)
Oithona scriba (Dana, 1849) (listed as synonym by Giesbrecht, 1892)
Scribella scriba Dana, 1849 (listed as synonym by Nishida, 1985)
Subspecies Oithona plumifera atlantica Farran, 1913 accepted as Oithona atlantica Farran, 1908 (synonymised by Nishida, 1985)
Subspecies Oithona plumifera plumifera Baird, 1843 represented as Oithona plumifera Baird, 1843 (sole subspecies, essentially redundant)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution Cosmopolitan except for Arctic   
Distribution Cosmopolitan except for Arctic  [details]

Distribution (By that time?) this species rarely passes south of the Doggerbank.  
Distribution (By that time?) this species rarely passes south of the Doggerbank. [details]
Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2018). World of Copepods database. Oithona plumifera Baird, 1843. Accessed at: on 2018-03-23
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basis of record Boxshall, G. (2001). Copepoda (excl. Harpacticoida), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 252-268 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68: p. [details]   

additional source Revis, N. & E.N. Okemwa (1988). Additional records of species of copepods and their distribution in the coastal and inshore waters of Kenya. Kenya Journal of Sciences Series B 9: 123 - 127. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at [details]   

additional source Webber, W.R.; Fenwick, G.D.; Bradford-Grieve, J.M.; Eagar S.G.; Buckeridge, J.S.; Poore, G.C.B.; Dawson, E.W.; Watling, L.; Jones, J.B.; Wells, J.B.J.; Bruce, N.L.; Ahyong, S.T.; Larsen, K.; Chapman, M.A.; Olesen, J.; Ho, J.; Green, J.D.; Shiel, R.J.; Rocha, C.E.F.; Lörz, A.; Bird, G.J.; Charleston, W.A. (2010). Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea: shrimps, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, slaters, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 2. Kingdom Animalia: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils. pp. 98-232. [details]   

additional source Suárez-Morales, E., J. W. Fleeger, and P. A. Montagna. (2009). Free-Living Copepoda (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 841–869 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Statio [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

redescription Nishida, S. (1985). Taxonomy and distribution of the family Oithonidae (Copepoda, Cyclopoida) in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Bulletin of the Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo 20:1-167, figs. 1-101, tabs. 1-8, Appendix with Tabs. 1-2. (Vii-1985). [details]   

basis of record  (ofOithona scriba (Dana, 1849)) Walter, Chad. The world of Copepods. , available online at [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofScribella scriba Dana, 1849) Walter, Chad. The world of Copepods. , available online at [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. BioInvasions Records. 1: 235-245., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Lee CNW. (2002). The ecology of planktonic copepods and hyperbenthic communities in the Cape 'd Aguilar marine Reserve, Hong Kong. PhD thesis. The University of Hong Kong. [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 

From regional or thematic species database
Distribution Cosmopolitan except for Arctic  [details]

From other sources
Distribution (By that time?) this species rarely passes south of the Doggerbank. [details]

Habitat pelagic species [details]