Arenosetella germanica   Kunz  1937 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Ectinosomatidae

Description
Size: Length 0.5 mm.

Body fusiform without demarcation between metasome and urosome. Cephalothorax rectangular anteriorly. Antennule 6-segmented with an aesthete on the fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 3-segmented, the last segment with 2 apical setae. Exopod of mandible single-segmented with 2 apical setae. P.1-P.4 are biramous, with both exopod and endopod 3-segmented. Distal segment of P.3 of exopod with 2 internal setae. P.5 is a biramous and triangular lamina with exopod bearing 3 apical setae and endopod with 2 inner setae. Anal segment with 2 pairs of curved dorsal claws. Caudal ramus slightly longer than broad, with 2 well developed apical setae.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 23/02/1983)
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti INDIA (Record: 7/3/1983)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Butler Bay INDIA (Record: 21/03/1990)
• Andhra Pradesh, Waltair Coast INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chidiya Tapu (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 92.77) INDIA (Record: 18/03/1969) (Depth: 0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Camorta Island, Chotina Bay (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 93.53) INDIA (Record: 19/04/1973) (Depth: 0.1 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island, Changappa Bay INDIA (Record: 18/03/1969) (Depth: 0.3 mts)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea Bay (Lat: 6.75) (Long: 93.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Galathea 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

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 (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
  • Rao, GC and Ganapati, PN (1966) The interstitial fauna inhabiting the beach sands of Waltair coast Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 34(2) Available at - http://www.new.dli.ernet.in/rawdataupload/upload/insa/INSA_1/20005b75_82.pdf
  • 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
  • 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

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