Idomene maldiviae   (Sewell,  1940) (Copepod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Maxillopoda

Size: Length 0.6 mm.

Body dorsoventrally flattened and densely punctate. Rostrum absent. Genital field simple and strongly chitinized. Caudal ramus as long as broad with 2 developed terminal setae. Antennule short and 6-segmented with an aesthete on fourth segment. Exopod of antenna with 2 segments, the first and second segments bearing 2 and 4 setae, respectively. Endopod of mandible with 9 setae. Maxilliped prehensile with a terminal claw. Second endopod segment of P.1 with 2 setae and 2 terminal claws. Rami of P.2-P.3 are 3-segmented and equal in length. All setae and outer spines of the legs are densely plumose. P.5 massive, exopod being longer than broad with 6 setae and endopod with 5 setae.

Synonym (s)
Xouthous maldivae Sewell 1940

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy


• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt INDIA (Record: 27/01/1987)
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bomila Creek INDIA (Record: 24/03/1990)

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

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