Langia maculata   Wells & Rao,  1987 (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Laophontidae

Description
Size: Length 0.35-0.36 mm.

Body linear and dorsoventrally depressed. Cephalothorax rounded anteriorly with minute rostrum. Genital field simple, P.6 being represented by a seta. Anal operculum prominent and strongly dentate. Caudal ramus longer than broad, terminating in an unguiform projection. Body largely punctate. Antennule 5-segmented, with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 1-segmented, with 3 well developed plumose setae. Maxilliped small and prehensile. P.1 with both rami 2-segmented. Endopod absent in P.2. Endopod of P.3 very small with 2 long setae. Exopod of P.5 with 5 setae. Antennule in male sub-chirocerate. P.6 is a lappet with 2 setae.


Synonym (s)
Langia maculata Wells and Rao, 1987

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dugong Creek INDIA (Record: 24/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • (2002) Lakshadweep Islands biodiversity strategy and action plan (Version: 3)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1993) Littoral meiofauna of Little Andaman Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Occasional paper no. 155 ZSI, Calcutta 120 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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