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Definition of the noun Calanus

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Calanus is a genus of Acrididae, described by Walker in 1870.

Calanus is a genus of Calanidae, described by Leach in 1816.

Phrases with Calanus

Phrases starting with the word Calanus:

  1. Calanus Pavo
  2. Calanus Latus
  3. Calanus minor
  4. Calanus Acutus
  5. Calanus pauper
  6. Calanus tonsus
  7. Calanus sinicus
  8. Calanus darwinii
  9. Calanus Fonsecai
  10. Calanus gracilis
  11. Calanus Stylifer
  12. Calanus cristatus
  13. Calanus glacialis
  14. Calanus pacificus
  15. Calanus plumchrus
  16. Calanus robustior
  17. Calanus marshallae
  18. Calanus propinquus

Phrases ending with the word Calanus:

  1. genus Calanus
  2. Satyrium calanus

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Calanus a.k.a. Kalanos: Calanus was one of a group of ascetics encamped near Taxila at the time of Alexander the Great conquests of India. It was from Calanus, that Alexander came to know of Dandamis, the leader of their group, whom Alexander later went to meet in forest. Later, upon Alexander's invitation Calanus joined him in the city and later accompanied him back to the west. He was likely to be a Hindu sadhu, whom Greeks called gymnosophists, who had followed the Greek army back from Punjab. His original name was Kalyana sometimes referred to also as Sphines, Calanus was name given to him by Greeks. He was seventy-three years of age at that time. When the Persian weather and travel had weakened him, he informed Alexander that he would rather like to die than live as an in-valid. He decided to take away his life by self-immolation. Although, Alexander tried to desist him from doing so but upon his insistence the job of building a pyre was entrusted to Ptolemy. Calanus is mentioned also by Alexander's admiral, Nearchus and Chares of Mytilene. The city where this immolation took place was Susa in the year 322 B.C.He did not flinch as he burnt to the astonishment of those who watched.

  • also known as Calanus of India
  • died in Susa

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Google previewGenetic Structure and Speciation in Planktonic Copepods: Global Phylogeography of the Calanus Helgolandicus Clade (2008)

by Mikelle Nuwer

The oceanic planktonic calanoid copepod genus Calanus is an ideal group of organisms to study speciation in the marine realm and employ taxonomic genomics. Calanus species play a prominent role in the carbon cycle in the sea and ...

Google previewJan Mayen Island in Scientific Focus (2004)

Proceedings of the NATO ARW on Joint International Scientific Observation Facility on Jan Mayen Island, Oslo, Norway from 11 to 15 November 2003. by Stig Skreslet

THE PELAGIC FOODWEB Calanus is a genus of planktonic. /Jan May en f _.-' Island Iceland Figure 2. The Arctic Mediterranean with the southern border for Arctic species (solid) and the northern border for boreal species (stippled). The area ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Fundamentals of Oceanography by Keith A. Sverdrup, ISBN 9780073040813 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Calanus: Calanus is a genusof marine copepod inthe family Calanidae(Order Calanoida). The genus wassplitin 1974,with somespecies beingplaced inanew genus, Neocalanus. Velella: Velella is a genus of freefloating hydrozoans that lives ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Essentials of Oceanography by Alan P. Trujillo, ISBN 9780132401227 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Calanus: Calanus is a genus of marine copepod in the family.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

< Calanus + -ida;. ] A family of gnathostomatous copepods, of the suborder Eucopepoda, having very long anterior antenntB, only one of them modified for prehension, and the posterior antennas bi- ramous.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

< Calanus + -ida;. ] A family of gnathostomatous copepods, of the suborder Eucopepoda, having very long anterior ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

Banded Hairstreak (Saty- rium calanus) Virginia Peppergrass (Lipidium virginicum), Checkered White (Pontia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Coastal Science (2006)

by M. Schwartz

The principal constituents were Calanus finmarchicus, Pseudocalanus spp., Metridia longa, C. hyperboreus, chaetognaths and euphausid larvae. Kosobokova et a/. (1997) studied the composition and distribution of zooplankton in the Laptev ...

Google previewThe dictionary of biographical reference (1871)

by Lawrence Barnett Phillips

Calanus, In<liau philosopher ; 4th cent. B.C. D.c.x. Calanus, Juvenilis - Ccelius, Hungarian bishop and historian ; 1195 D.U. Calaorat, or Calahorrat, Juan, Spanish ecclesiastic and historian ; 17th cent. D.Q. Calas, Jean, French ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia Biology (1996)

Calanus: see Copepoda. Calappidae: see Box crabs. Calcarea: see Porifera. Calcareous sponges: see Porifera. Calceola, slipper corals: an extinct genus of noncolonial, operculate Devonian tetracorals, family Calceolidae (Cystiphyllidae) .

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Scrabble value of C3A1L1A1N1U1S1

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