Scottolana longipes   (Thompson I.C. & Scott A.,  1903) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 1.2 mm.

Body linear, slightly fusiform and minutely punctate, without any demarcation between metasome and urosome. Last abdominal segment much reduced. Caudal ramus elongate, with 2 well developed terminal setae. Rostrum very large. Antennule segmentation indistinct, possibly of several segments. Exopod of antenna with 8 segments. Exopod of mandible 3-segmented. Exopod of maxilliped with 10 setae. Both rami of P.1-P.4 are 3-segmented. Last endopod segment of P.2-P.3 with very stout spines having blunt teeth along their edges. P.4 is very slender. P.5 is reduced to a narrow lappet with 4 setae.

Synonym (s)
Sunaristes longipes Thompson & Scott, 1903

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Agatti INDIA (Record: 7/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram INDIA (Record: 10/2/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Harmindar Bay INDIA (Record: 25/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, South Bay INDIA (Record: 26/03/1990)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island, Sawai Bay (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 92.79) INDIA (Record: 13/03/1969) (Depth: -0.2 mts)
• Goa, Miramar INDIA (Record: 10/2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Wells, JBJ and Rao, GC (1987) Littoral Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda) from Andaman and Nicobar Islands Memoirs of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 16(4) 1-385; figs 1-1 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Mascarenhas, a and Ingole, BS (2009) Miramar (Goa) beach management project: An oceanographic evaluation Coastal environments: Problems and perspectives A.C.I.K. Int. Pub. House; New Delhi; India 212-225 Available at - NIO, Goa

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