Eudactylopus andrewi   Sewell,  1940 (Copepod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Maxillopoda
Order:Harpacticoida
Family:Thalestridae

Description
Size: Length 1.0 -1.2 mm.

Body linear, with clear demarcation between metasome and urosome. Rostrum distinct and pointed anteriorly. Caudal furca longer than broad with 2 developed apical setae. Antennule 7-segmented, with aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna 2-segmented, the distal one being quite short. Mandible with stout biting ramus and powerful teeth. Maxilliped prehensile, with a terminal claw and a row of spinules on inner margin of endopod. P.1 with 2-segmented endopod and 3-segmented exopod. First endopod segment very long and the second one very short. P.2-P.4 with both rami 3-segmented. P.5 with two wide flaps reaching the middle of the fourth abdominal segment. P.6 in male is a short lamina with 4 setae.


Synonym (s)
Eudactylopus andrewi Sewell, 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA (Record: 15/03/1983)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, West Bay INDIA (Record: 28/03/1990)

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

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