Stenhelia polluta   Monard,  1928 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Miraciidae

Description
Size: Length 0.5 mm.

Body elongate. Anterior region robust and posterior region narrow. Rows of spinules occur on female abdomen. Antennule 8-segmented. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented. Caudal ramus twice longer than wide. Exopod of P.1 with 3 segments and endopod with 2 segments. Endopod of P.1 as long as exopod. Basal segment of P.5 with 3 setae, while the distal exopod has 5 setae. Caudal ramus thrice longer than wide with 2 developed apical setae, the inner one being the longest. Caudal ramus and P.5 in female are quite variable in this species.


Synonym (s)
Stenhelia polluta Monard 1928

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Ranganatha Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Peemaiah Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay (Lat: 7.25) (Long: 93.93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Phoenix Bay, Fisheries Jetty INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1988) Meiofauna of the intertidal sediments on Great Nicobar Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 4 (2) 89-100 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) Ecology of the meiofauna of sand and mud flats around Port Blair Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(2) 99-107 Available at - NIO, Goa

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